Tuesday, December 8, 2020

A Stock MG 5 Won Its Class at the Bonifacio 8-Hour Endurance Challenge


The current tagline of the MG 5 sedan is “Big In Features, Big in Comfort,” but after an impressive showing at the 2020 Bonifacio 8-Hour Endurance Challenge at the Clark International Speedway, it might need to include “Big in Performance” as well.

In the hands of professional meta-coach and amateur racer Marc Soong, professional driving coach and champion Allan Uy, and gallerist/champion racer Gaby Dela Merced (with race management by Billy Billano of Partspro,) a stock MG 5 took home the Manufacturer’s Class win. Even more impressive, it finished 8th out of a pack of 22 cars all carying various modifications.

This win points to the MG 5’s durability, as Gaby Dela Merced says: “Usually you’d feel the wear and tear mid race, especially since this was an 8 hour endurance challenge. Imagine pushing the car to the limit the whole time. How it rode from the start was the same all throughout. No changes in feel, brakes were the same from start to finish, the tranny kept its tip-top form. That’s something that rarely happens.”

In the same line of thought, Marc Soong adds: “As a stock car, it surprised us all with its reliability and performance. The MG 5 really held up to the abuse of driving on a racetrack, and it was surprisingly quick.” 

“First and foremost, the MG Philippines family would like to congratulate each and every member of the team on a positive and impressive finish at the Bonifacio 8-Hour Endurance Challenge. The achievement is a pure demonstration of your teamwork, skill, and ability to adjust given the inclement weather and the unpredictable race conditions,” say Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and CEO of MG Philippines. “We are happy to know that the MG 5 has lived up to and surpassed your expectations in terms of performance, which is something that all our MG 5 owners can likewise attest to.” 

1 comment:

  1. Soon the all new MG5 Will arrive and it's even better than the current one for sale in the Philippines because it's looks good and has similarity with Mercedes Benz A Class sedan.

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