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Thrill of victory at Toyota GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2023 Season Finale

Season winners announced

The revving sounds of race cars and loud cheers from roared for the last time this season, and Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s officially announced the champions for this year’s TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) Vios Cup.

The final leg for 2023 was held at the Clark International Speedway, with this season’s racers giving motorsports fans a great season culmination with the introduction of the TGR Vios Cup Grand Prix.

Winners of the 2023 TGR Vios Cup. (L-R); JP Tuason of Tuason Racing; Jason Lao of Toyota Team Cebu; Mikey Keilani Jordan of Toyota Otis – Obengers Racing Team; Russel Cabrera of Toyota Team Cebu; John Dizon of JD Motorsports Ribbon Arc; Joaquin Garrido, Toyota North Edsa Obengers Team; Maila Alivia, JBT Racing/Toyota Isabela; Jun Cabrera, Toyota Team Cebu; Alain Alzona of Toyota General Santons – Chooks-to-Go Racing, TGR Philippines Ambassador Marlon Stockinger; Oliver Aquino, Team Happy Hotel / Chooks-to-Go; with TMP officers—Elvin Luciano, VP for Marketing Services Department; Masando Hashimoto, SVP for Marketing Division; Atsuhiro Okamoto, President; Jing Atienza, Executive Vice President; and Sherwin Chualim, TMP Motorsports Consultant

Racers did not miss their last chance to join and pump up their adrenaline and the spectators’ excitement. This includes TGR seasoned racers Troy Montero and Enzo Pineda for Circuit Championship, joined by this season’s celebrity newcomer Ryan Agoncillo. Beauty queens Carla Lizardo and Megan Young, as well as crowd-favorites Macoy Dubs, Benedict Cua, Bianca Yao and Lexi Mendiola also returned to the track for the Autocross Challenge.

Participating racers across the three classes — Promotional, Sporting, and Super Sporting — in the Circuit Championship raced their hearts out to give the crowd a good show. Paolo Ayo (Race 7) and Alain Alzona (Race 8) dominated the Promotional class, while in the Sporting class, Bern Corpino (Race 7) and Mikey Keilani Jordan (Race 8), were announced as winners. John Dizon also proved to be a great racer as he took the top spot in the Super Sporting class in both races 7 and 8. These champions have been proving their unparalleled racing prowess during the previous legs of the Vios Cup 2023. But during the finals, they emerged as more skilled racers, winning them their respective awards.

Racers for the Grand Prix for Circuit Championship, although new to this format, made electrifying moments in the race. Alain Alzona, Darrell Garbes and Royce Sarmiento who were hailed the victors in the Promotional, Sporting, and Super Sporting classes respectively, further proved that they were born to be in the speedway. The same energy that the fans loved from the previous legs were consistent with all the participants, taking racing battles up a notch with their heated fervor and professionalism when it comes to racing.

It was a treat to all motorsports and Vios Cup fans alike to see all OMR cars in the same grid, battling each other in the tracks and all competing for the top spot. The pit stop action was a hit to the audience, as it sure brought tight gripping excitement from the tracks to the grandstand. 

The Autocross Challenge including Apple David, Arianne Bautista, Migy Romulo, Reph Bangsil, Genesis Redido and Ezra Domingo, were cheered on by the crowd as they competed for top spots. At the end of the heart-stopping race, Patricia Tenorio, Ezra Domingo, John Rey San Diego and Carla Lizardo triumphed as champions for the Promotional Media and Influencer Classes and Sporting Media and Influencer Classes respectively.

Here is the full list of winners:

CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP

RACE 7

PROMOTIONAL CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Paolo Ayo TTC / Edgesport
2 Alain Alzona Toyota General Santos – Chooks-to-go Racing
3 Bong Garbes Inbox – Toyota San Fernando

 

SPORTING CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Bern Corpino Toyota Balintawak – Obengers Racing Team
2 Jiro Garbes Inbox – Toyota San Fernando
3 Alan Palacios Toyota Team Cebu

 

SUPER SPORTING CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 John Dizon JD Motorsports – Ribbon Arc
2 Jacob Ang San Miguel Racing Team
3 Ian Rosales Toyota Team Cebu

 

RACE 8

PROMOTIONAL CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Alain Alzona Toyota General Santos / Chooks-to-Go Racing
2 Paolo Ayo TTC / Edgesport
3 Ryan Agoncillo TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH

 

SPORTING CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Mikey Keilani Jordan Toyota Otis, Inc. - Obengers Racing Team
2 Russel Cabrera Toyota Team Cebu
3 Maila Alivia JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela

 

SUPER SPORTING
Rank Name Team
1 John Dizon JD Mostorsports – Ribbon Arc
2 Jacob Ang San Miguel Racing Team
3 Ian Rosales Toyota Team Cebu

 

GRAND PRIX

PROMOTIONAL
Rank Name Team
1 Alain Alzona Toyota General Santos / Chooks-to-Go Racing
2 Jarond Mesina Toyota Team Cebu
3 Bong Garbes Inbox – Toyota San Fernando

 

SPORTING CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Darrel Garbes Inbox – Toyota San Fernando
2 Maila Alivia JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela
3 Jiro Garbes Inbox – Toyota San Fernando

 

SUPER SPORTING
Rank Name Team
1 Royce Sarmiento RMS Racing Team
2 Joaquin Garrido Toyota North Edsa Obengers Team
3 Gerard Loy R Racing Team

 

AUTOCROSS CHALLENGE

PROMOTIONAL MEDIA
Rank Name Team
1 Pattice Tenorio Zigwheels
2 Mica Delos Reyes Philippine Star
3 Lyka Tan Carmudi

 

SPORTING MEDIA
Rank Name Team
1 John Rey San Diego Autocar
2 Wowie Go C! Magazine
3 Ronald Delos Reyes Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

PROMOTIONAL INFLUENCER
Rank Name
1 Ezra Domingo
2 Apple David
3 Arianne Bautista

 

SPORTING INFLUENCER
Rank Name
1 Carla Lizardo
2 Reph Bangsil
3 Lexi Mendiola

 

After all the points for all the three legs of this seasons were tabulated, the 2023 overall season champs were officially declared. Here’s the full list:

TGR VIOS CUP 2023 SEASON OVERALL WINNERS

CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP

SUPER SPORTING CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 John Dizon JD Motorsports – Ribbon Arc
2 Joaquin Garrido Toyota North Edsa – Obengers Racing Team
3 Gerard Loy R Racing Team

 

SPORTING CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Russel Cabrera Toyota Team Cebu
2 Maila Alivia JBT Racing / Toyota Isabela
3 Mikey Keilani Jordan Toyota Otis, Inc. – Obengers Racing Team

 

PROMOTIONAL CLASS
Rank Name Team
1 Alain Alzona Toyota General Santos – Chooks-To-Go Racing 
2 Jarond Mesina Toyota Team Cebu
3 Paolo Ayo TTC / Edgesport 

 

TEAM AWARDS

Rank Team
1 Toyota Team Cebu Alpha
2 Toyota Team Cebu Bravo
3 Team Happy Hotel / Chooks-to-Go

 

AUTOCROSS CHALLENGE

PROMOTIONAL MEDIA
Rank Name Team
1 Pattice Tenorio Zigwheels
2 Mica Delos Reyes Philippine Star
3 Lyka Tan Carmudi

 

SPORTING MEDIA
Rank Name Team
1 Wowie Go C! Magazine
2 John Rey San Diego Autocar
3 Ronald Delos Reyes Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

PROMOTIONAL INFLUENCER
Rank Name
1 Ezra Domingo
2 Arianne Bautista
3 Genesis Redido

 

SPORTING INFLUENCER
Rank Name
1 Reph Bangsil
2 Carla Lizardo-Sulit
3 Lexi Mendiola

 

Toyota’s GR-S lineup comprising of Hilux GR-S, Fortuner GR-S and Rush GR-S were displayed at the TGR Vios Cup 2023 activity area for crowd viewing. The audience also enjoyed games and activities prepared by event sponsors, along with the awesome performance of the popular indie band Sunkissed Lola.

Did you miss all the action? Worry not as the entire event was livestreamed over the Toyota GAZOO Racing Philippines official Facebook page. Go watch and relive the performances of TGR Vios Cup Leg 3 and the Season’s winners and get inspired by how they raced their paths to victories.

The final leg of the Toyota GAZOO Racing Vios Cup was organized with the support of sponsors Bridgestone and Petron. This event is also sponsored by Denso, AVT, 3M, ROTA, Tuason Racing, Kinto and myToyota wallet.

For more information on the TGR Vios Cup, visit toyota.com.ph/gazoo/vios-cup. Follow Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines on Facebook and TMP’s official pages – Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, toyota.com.ph, ToyotaMotorPH on Twitter and Toyota PH on Viber – for regular updates on products and services, dealer operations, announcements and events.