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Come support Team Toyota Philippines at the GR GT Cup

The Asia Regional Finals will be held on October 29

Estefano Rivera has had real-world experience in motorsports before racing virtually. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

After competing against fellow Filipinos in this year’s Toyota GR GT Cup, three young men emerged victorious and will be representing the country under Team Toyota Philippines.

Estefano Rivera, Russel Reyes, and Topher Tejada will be competing against Asia’s best e-racers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Russel Reyes has been competing in e-racing since 2019, and has won championships locally and abroad. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

The Asia Regional Finals will be split into the semifinals and the finals. Twenty players will first compete in three groups for the semifinals by virtually racing around Fuji International Speedway in the GR Yaris.

The top five racers will proceed to the finals consisting of three rounds: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the GR Supra 20, Nurburgring GP with the GR Supra GT4, and Circuit de la Sarthe with the GR010 Hybrid Hyper Car.

This year's Toyota GR GT Cup is Topher Tejada's first e-racing competition, yet he managed to win in the Promotional Class. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

Each team will have a special livery representing its country. Filipino graphic artist Nez Yumul designed the livery, while PLDT is the official connectivity provider for Team Toyota Philippines.

You can show your support by watching the live stream on October 29 (6pm) on the Facebook pages of Toyota Motor Philippines and Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.