You’ve probably already heard that the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival is headed to the Quirino Grandstand in the city of Manila this August 23-24, 2023. The Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival is a free admission event, which is dubbed as Toyota’s biggest gathering of motorsports fans and enthusiasts celebrating the shared love and passion for cars and racing. It is by far set to be one of the country’s biggest automotive events of the year, and here’s why it’s an automotive event you shouldn’t miss.
Racers, enthusiasts, car owners, and those who love seeing performance cars pushed to the limits are all invited to witness world-class driving exhibitions led by Morizo (the racing pseudonym of Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda) on August 23, together with international racers Katsuta Norihiko and Sasaki Masahiro, both excellent drivers of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team. The team will bring world-class rally exhibitions on Philippine grounds, with the legendary Toyota Gazoo Racing race cars, the Toyota WRC Yaris, and Red Bull GR Corolla.
They will also be joined by Philippine racing pride, Alex Perez, Luis Gono and Toyota Gazoo Racing Ambassador Marlon Stockinger who will also exhibit their skills in drifting and gymkhana using the GR Supra, GR Yaris and GR 86. Celebrity Ryan Agoncillo will also take part in the driving action as the representative of Team Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup.
Spectators of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival will not only see the GR Supra, GR Yaris and GR 86 drive through the tracks, but they will also get a chance to ride shotgun on these cars with the pro racers. Car aficionados can also see GR race cars being prepared and serviced at the pit for a better appreciation of racing teamwork and technical expertise. Official GR merchandise will also be displayed and made available for sale at the GR Garage for everyone who wants to keep the GR spirit within them.
The fun and thrill do not stop on track as local bands and artists take the stage to perform for the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival audience. Filipino crowd favorite Ben & Ben will be headlining the first day with entertainment together with OPM legend, Ely Buendia. On August 24, it will be back-to-back rock performances from Parokya ni Edgar and Kamikazee. More artists and personalities will join them, including Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup racers to bring energy to the crowd.
On August 24, the best of the best sim racers of the 2023 season of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Gran Turismo Cup (GT Cup) will face off at the Grandstand until the three champions are determined. The winners of this Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup National Finals will move on to represent the country in the Asia Regional Rounds.
Join and be part of the crowd’s roaring cheers at the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival 2023, admission is free. To be part of the festivities, simply register at https://toyotagrfestivalph.com/.