Sunday, December 7, 2014
2014 Yokohama Philippine GT Championship Season Finale Set on December 14
After spending more than a month in hiatus, the Yokohama Philippine GT Championship is finally ready to host the sixth and final round of the 2014 season. Although the GT 300, GT 150, and GT 100 drivers' title have all been decided, there are still trophies and egos still at stake when the drivers line up on the grid for the final time this coming December 13 to 14 in Batangas Racing Circuit.
Mathematically, Don Don Portugal has already secured the GT 300 championship after dominating the first four rounds of the season. However, guys such as Veli-Matti Kaikkonen, Jomari Yllana, and Willie Torres will still be aiming for podium finishes during the race weekend.
As for GT 200, it's still a three-way battle between Ethanworx R33's Paolo Mantolino, his teammate Carlos Anton, and Joey Pery. With only 51 points between them, it'll be a fight to the finish to see who wins the class championship.
In GT 150, Richmon Dela Rosa in the Honda Civic Del Sol can now claim the class title with his 96 point advantage over nearest-rivals Joel Portugal and Walter Zamora. Likewise, Edwin Rodriguez in the Mazda Philippines-sponsored Mazda 2 has earned enough points this season to take the GT 100 title. But despite their dominance in 2014, both drivers are still determined to finish on the podium in the final race of the season.
The weekend will feature a the 10-lap Sprint Race in the morning and a 17-lap GT Race in the afternoon. Other support races slated for the race weekend include the Philminiracers Championships Series, VW KaFER Cup, and the newly-formed Sparco Bracket Circuit Racing.
The 2014 Philippine Grand Touring Car Championship is sanctioned by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), sponsored by Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc., Yokohama Tires Sales Philippines, Inc., and Speedlab.