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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

GAC Motor PH Aims To Defend Endurance Racing Crown At The 2021 Kalayaan Cup


GAC Motor Philippines makes its return to the local endurance racing scene when it takes part in the Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Race in Clark International Speedway on June 12 and 13, 2021.

The GAC Motor Race Team, composed of Brennan S. Lim, and Andre Tan has enjoyed great success in the racing circuit in 2019, highlighted by four championships in the 2019 Kalayaan Cup 4-hour Endurance Championship (Manufacturer’s Class), the 2019 Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Championship (Manufacturer’s Class), the 2019 Bonifacio Cup 4-hour Endurance Championship (Manufacturer’s Class) and the 2019 Bonifacio Cup 4-hour Endurance Championship (Open Category).

For this year’s Kalayaan Cup, the GAC Motor Race Team will be joined by 2019 Philippine Autocross Championship Series overall champion Kody Ng; multi-awarded racecar driver Milo Rivera; and Patrick Mendoza.

“Joining motorsports events such as the endurance challenge will play a key role in boosting the presence of GAC Motor and building brand confidence in the Philippines. It will also enable us to showcase the performance and reliability of the brand’s vehicle line-up, especially the GA4,” said Brennan Lim, branch head of GAC Motor Metrowalk, Pasig City.

The GAC GAC4 used in the Kalyaan Cup is powered by a 1.5-liter normally aspirated engine with 113 horsepower and 136 Nm of torque. 

The Kalayaan Cup 12-hr Endurance Challenge is composed of two categories: the Makisig Class, a six-hour endurance race with two race car drivers; and the Matatag Class, a twelve-hour test that has at least three drivers taking turns in driving the race car.

Last year, organizers of the endurance race series decided to cancel the event due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) restrictions in the country brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. But with lockdown restrictions set to general community quarantine (GCQ), Legado Motors, Inc. is determined to participate in the 2021 Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Race with the goal of bagging the championship once again.

Fans will still not be allowed, but the event will be livestreamed on Facebook through the Makabayan Cup Endurance Race Challenge Series Facebook page.

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