The Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s longest-running premier one-make-race series, debuts its first out of three rounds for the 2023 season this weekend, July 1, at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.
Gates open starting at 9 in the morning and admission is free to give the public access to the exciting racing action and TGR activities all throughout the day. The event will also be streamed live online via the official Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines Facebook page.
This year, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup returns with the classic Circuit Championship, but with a big season twist. The Toyota Vios racers will race their way to a test of durability as endurance racing will be featured in the third leg—a first since Vios Cup started in 2014. This season is set to level up the excitement of the races among leading racers and racing teams from all over the country.
Up-and-coming racers are joining Vios Cup veterans for fresh hands on the steering wheel. The newest addition to Team Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippine roster of Circuit Championship racers this year is actor Enzo Pineda, a Toyota Vios Cup Autocross alum who is now elevated to the Circuit Promotional Class. Meanwhile, Vios Cup veteran, Troy Montero, is back in the speedway as one of the Super Sporting Class racers. Another celebrity will also enter the circuit race to complete the trio.
The racing event will also mark the return of the popular Autocross Challenge featuring social media personalities of diverse backgrounds. Online stars Macoy Dubs and Genesis Redido will join the class this year, along with cyclist Ezra Domingo, and sportscaster Apple David. This season, Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup is also welcoming back past Vios Cup Autocross racers, Reph Bangsil and model Arianne Bautista. Beauty queens – returnee Carla Lizardo and newcomer Megan Young will show beauty and grace on the track as they both join the Autocross roster.
Completing the Season 2023 Autocross racers lineup are previous season Autocross champ Migy Romulo, and fellow 2022 crowd favorites Benedict Cua, Bianca Yao, and Lexi Mendiola.
Race fans can get the whole Toyota Gazoo Racing experience not just by watching the races by the grandstand, but also by seeing a display of various Toyota GR cars, trying out the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup racing rigs, and participating in activities and getting chances to win prizes from TMP and Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup sponsors.