With the new year comes a new, intense racing season. Tuason Racing, together with Giti Tires, recently announced the start of the 2019 season of the Giti-Formula V1 series. Along with the annoucement, the organizers have also released the complete and final schedule for the 2019 season.
Teams and drivers will officially return to the track for the first time in March (final date to be announced) for the Tune up Race which will held in Clark International Speedway (CIS). It won't be until May 18 and 19 though before the first round of the season officially begins at Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC). This is followed by the second round on July 20 and 21 in CIS. Teams will then take a short break before returning for the third round on October 19 and 20, once again at CIS.
Similar to last year, the fourth and final round for the season will be a 4-hour endurance race which will be held on November 16 at CIS. The winner of the 2019 season then get to compete in Formula Vita Japan, representing the county. The Japan race will be held on December 7 and 8 at the iconic Suzuka Circuit.
Last season, we saw Luis Gono of team CleanFuel Racing win the championship by a single point and went on to represent the country battling against Japan's top drivers in the Formula Vita Japan series. The question now is whether he will be able to retain his championship title or will we see a new driver crowned champion.
At the moment, there is still no complete entry list of drivers and teams for the 2019 season. However, expect it to be another exciting season of racing nonetheless.
You can view the complete schedule of the 2019 Giti-Formula V1 series below:
- Tune up Race – March TBA (Clark International Speedway)
- Awards Night – TBA
- FV1 Launch – April 4-9 (MIAS)
- Round 1 – May 18-19 (Batangas Racing Circuit)
- Round 2 – July 20-21 (Clark International Speedway)
- Round 3 – October 19-20 (Clark International Speedway)
- Round 4/Ultra 4Hr Endurance – November 16 (Clark International Speedway)
- FV1 Japan – December 7-8 (Suzuka Circuit, Japan)