Monday, June 4, 2018

AutoPerformance Motorsports Gears Up for 4 Oras ng Pilipinas on June 12


Over the past couple of years, AutoPerformance Motorsport has been one of the most successful teams in local endurance racing. With three consecutive podiums in the Philippine Endurance Challenge, including a class win and overall championship in the 2017 4 Oras ng Pilipinas, the team is working to continue its winning ways in 2018.

Campaigning a BMW M3 in any competitive race was once considered brave, to say the least, but over the last few years team principals Francis Aguila and Albert Chung have shown that it’s not just possible, but it can win. Armed with a BMW M-tuned 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, Brembo brakes, Bilstein suspension, and Rota wheels, the M3 has proven to be more than up to the task.

At their team launch at the booth of main sponsor Victor Hardware at the TransSport Show 2018, AutoPerformance Motorsport unveiled their new livery: a red, white and gray pattern against a matte black base color.


The team retains its 2017 driver lineup consisting of pro drivers George Apacible, Stefan Ramirez, and amateurs Enrique Hormillo, Sung Joon “SJ” Park, and Aguila, with the addition of Miguel Dizon for this season. A hardworking and dedicated crew is led by team manager EZ Ligaya and race engineer Jun Magno.

“It is a dream come true for me, personally,” says Aguila. “Not just to be able to continue to live out my passion for racing, but to do it in the company of great teammates, an awesome crew, top-notch sponsors and unending support from family and friends, both in and out of the auto industry, is something I am immensely thankful for.”

AutoPerformance Motorsport’s primary focus is on endurance racing: the 4 Oras ng Pilipinas / 12-hour Kalayaan Cup on June 12, and the 8 Oras ng Pilipinas in December, both held in the Clark International Speedway. The team also competes in select legs of Touge Battle, the Philippine Autocross Championship Series, DTM Ph, and other events. Off-track activities include various car shows and events, including the aforementioned display at the Trans Sport Show, and the upcoming FIA Sport Conference.

AutoPerformance Motorsport is supported by Victor Hardware and AutoPerformance PH, exclusive distributor for Brembo brakes, Aguila Auto Glass, Atlas Real Estate, Yale Hardware, Bilstein, H&R, Cameltow, Liqui Moly and Race Gear Pilipinas.

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