September 22, 2022 – The third season of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup Philippines came to an exhilarating finish with the National Round last July 1, 2022, at the Clark International Speedway. A total of 16 e-racers battled it out on the thrilling Suzuka Circuit Speedway and Fuji International Speedway in the GR Yaris and GR Supra to cement their spot on the podium.
Among these e-racers, TGR Vios Cup veteran and champion Estefano Rivera showed exceptional performance to take the top spot in the Sporting Class, with Russel Reyes and Jether Miole following right behind him in the second and third spots. Meanwhile, up-and-coming e-racer Topher Tejada claimed the title of champion for the Promotional Class, followed by Matthew Spencer Ang and Aaron Christian Asence in second and third place.
Team Toyota Philippines members Estefano Rivera, Russel Reyes, and Topher Tejada with TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto, Vice President for Sales Planning and Administration Cherry Bolanos, Senior Vice President for Marketing Masatoshi Toiya, and First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations Sherwin Chualim
Sporting Class Champion Estefano Rivera, Sporting Class Runner-up Russel Reyes, and Promotional Class Champion Topher Tejada then took a step closer to the international scene when they were chosen to represent Team Toyota Philippines in the Asia Regional Rounds, where they will be competing against some of the best e-racers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.
The decision comes as part of the accolades for the GR GT Cup Philippines 2022, where the champions from each class are given the exciting opportunity to represent the country as Team Toyota Philippines. Meanwhile, the third and last spot is awarded to the Sporting Class runner-up as the next best player from the pool of winners.
Amid their preparations for the Asia Regional Finals, Team Toyota Philippines visited the Toyota booth on the last day of the recently held 8th Philippine International Motor Show last September 18, 2022. Estefano, Russel, and Topher took the GR GT Cup racing rigs for a quick practice play with visitors. They also greeted and invited their fans to support them at the Asia Regional Finals.
Team Toyota Philippines members Estafano Rivera, Russel Rivera and Topher Tejada at the Toyota Booth during the 8th Philippine International Motor Show last September 18, 2022
Fans can show their support by giving heart-pumping cheers for Team Toyota Philippines during the broadcast on October 9, 2022, 6PM on the Toyota Motor Philippines and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines Facebook pages.
Team Toyota Philippines is preparing to ace the races with the support of official connectivity provider, PLDT Enterprise.
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