With the broadcast of the third and final local round on August 4, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) concluded the local rounds of the 2023 season of its TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup (TGR GT Cup).
The National Finals’ successful qualifiers will then compete against one another live in e-racing on August 24 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila as part of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Festival (TGR Festival).
On the virtual Nürburgring GP track, e-racers who took part in the third and final round drove the Toyota GR010 Hybrid. The GR010 Hybrid, with its potent four-wheel-drive racing hybrid powertrain, proved to be a difficult vehicle for the e-racers.
Meanwhile, the Nürburgring GP offered broadcast viewers stunning views of the real-life track in Germany through the crisp visuals of the Gran Turismo 7 game.
David Enzo Ison once again conquered the Junior Class, coming out on top for the third round in a row. Russo Gabriel Formoso and Satoshi Jacobo Taguchi Paredes followed behind in second and third place, respectively.
In the Promotional Class, Stanley Theodore Golez emerged as champion, with Jan Rene Cortez Aldiosa in second and Benedict Salido in third.
Russel Reyes defended his first-place finish in the Sporting Class, with Jether Lugo Miole coming in second and Matthew Spencer Ang in third.
With the culmination of the local rounds, the Top 8 Sporting Class e-racers who will be competing at the National Finals was determined. Based on overall points from the three local rounds, the players who will be racing for a chance to represent the Philippines at the Asia Regional are:
1. Russel Reyes
2. Jether Miole
3. Matthew Ang
4. Mark Elman
5. Luis Moreno
6. Topher Tejada
7. Estefano Rivera
8. Bob Villangca
The winners of the National Finals will represent the Philippines in the Asia Regional happening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At the National Finals at the Quirino Grandstand, fans of e-motorsports may watch live support for their favorite e-racers. Along with the thrilling sim racing competition, attendees may enjoy spectacular entertainment from visiting bands as well as drifting and gymkhana exhibitions by professional drivers from across the world and their hometown.
On the official social media accounts of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines, additional information on the TGR Festival will be shared. For the most recent motorsports news, follow them on Facebook and Instagram or go to toyota.com.ph/gazoo.