This weekend is poised to give intense and heart-pumping thrills as the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup heads for its final leg at the Clark International Speedway on November 19.
With the three Circuit Championship classes – Super Sporting, Sporting, and Promotional, together with the Autocross Challenge titles yet to be decided, championship leaders will have their work cut out on defending their positions against formidable challengers on the grid.
Only 8 points separate championship leader John Dizon, Inigo Anton, and Gerard Loy in the Super Sporting class, but Red Diwa and Bryan Co both still have an outside chance of snatching the title from the top three.
Meanwhile, Royce Sarmiento is holding a slim lead against Jiro Garbes, with Troy Montero, Joaquin Garrido, and Maila Alivia still in contention for the Sporting Class title.
For the Promotional Class, Julia delos Angeles is on top heading to the final leg with Ian Rosales and Alan Palacios placing 2nd and 3rd in the championship. However, the last leg saw Jay Lao of OTR Racing team climb up to 4th place in the standings after doing back-to-back wins in leg 2. If Lao continues his momentum, then the Promotional Class championship is set to have a big shake-up at the final leg.
In the Autocross Challenge, Benedict Cua, Patch Magtanong, Miguel Romulo, Bianca Yao, Dexi Diaz, Lexi Mendiola, Gino Quillamor, Jules Aquino, Carla Lizardo, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Arron Villaflor, and Enzo Pineda will return to the driver's seat to try and claim this year's titles in the Influencers' Promotional and Advanced Class.
For the Autocross Challenge Media Category, AutoIndustriya.com's very own Jamil Lacuna is looking to seal the Sporting Class title where he's leading in the standings, while Creative Director Niko Villegas is ready to claim the top step in the Promotional Class after a 2nd place finish at the previous leg.
Lastly, the GT Cup class will see e-sports drivers Russel Reyes, Luis Moreno, Mark Elman and Jether Miole battle it out again to see who will be the champion in a real life track.
We encourage everyone to watch the races live but if you can’t be there, catch it on the Facebook livestream on Toyota Motor Philippines or Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines Official Facebook Pages. As an added bonus for the live racing audience, GR Garage booths will be selling official Gazoo Racing merchandise and accessories, while Toyota's local lineup of GR and GR Sport vehicles will also be displayed.
The 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup is organized in cooperation with Bridgestone and Petron, and is supported by Brembo, Denso, OMP, Tuason Racing, AVT, 3M, Rota, myTOYOTA Wallet, and Kinto One.
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