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March 1, 2023

Here Are Your 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup Champions

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) officially wrapped up the 2022 season of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup in an awarding ceremony held recently in Taguig City.

After three successful legs of TGR Vios Cup Circuit Championship, Iñigo Anton of Toyota North Edsa-Obengers Racing Team was declared the overall champion in the Super Sporting Class. Royce Sarmiento of RMS Cars Racing Team, and Jay Lao of Happy Hotels/OTR Racing Team took home the championship in the Sporting and Promotional Classes, respectively.

In the Autocross Challenge, Jules Aquino took the trophy in the Advanced Influencer Class while newcomer Miggy Romulo was declared the champion in the Beginner Influencer Class. In the Media category, Jamil Lacuna was declared the overall champion in the Advanced Media Class while Pablo Salapantan won the Beginner Media Class. Lastly, Russel Reyes took the overall championship trophy for the GT Cup Class.

“The Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup is one of our most celebrated milestones. This would not be possible without you, our racers, and the whole team behind every driver. You gave life to this motorsports program,” TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations Danny Cruz said.

Topping off the night’s celebration, the overall Team Award was handed to the Obengers Racing Team. The team’s collective effort and skills on and off tracks made them the best among all the racing teams (see lead photo).

“We contribute to Philippine motorsports by developing more racers,” Obengers Racing Team Co-Principal Richie Uy said as he received the award on stage with the rest of the Team Obengers racers.

Below is the complete list of the 2022 season’s podium finishers:

Circuit Championship

Super Sporting Class
  1. Iñigo Anton (Toyota North EDSA-Obengers Racing Team)
  2. Gerald Loy (R Racing Team)
  3. John Dizon (Funhanmart-Obengers Racing Team)
Sporting Class
  1. Royce Sarmiento (RMS Cars Racing Team)
  2. Joaquin Garrido (Toyota Otis-Obengers Racing Team)
  3. Troy Montero (Toyota Gazoo Racing PH)
Promotional Class
  1. Jay Lao (Happy Hotels/OTR Racing Team)
  2. Ian Rosales (Team Toyota Cebu)
  3. Alan Palacios (Team Toyota Cebu)
Autocross Challenge

Influencer Advanced Class
  1. Jules Aquino
  2. Enzo Pineda
  3. Aaron Villaflor
Influencer Beginner Class
  1. Miguel Romulo
  2. Carla Lizardo
  3. Ashley Gosiengfiao
Media Advanced Class
  1. Jamil Lacuna
  2. Kevin Francisco
  3. Ronald Delos Reyes
Media Beginners Class
  1. Pablo Salapantan
  2. Wowie Go
  3. Riz Javier

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