On its 20th year, Tuason Racing School (TRS), is bringing back formula racing to the Philippines.
After a successful resurrection of motorsports through the different grassroots efforts such as the Toyota Vios Cup and Flat Out Race Series, TRS is adding the next step for Filipino racing enthusiast to once again be competitive in the global arena.
Made in Japan but Part Filipino
The Formula V1 is a collaboration with West Race Cars Japan and is raced in China, Japan, and Taiwan. This open cockpit, single seater race car kit sits on a tubular steel frame chassis covered by a composite body and weighs about 530 kg. It is equipped with a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder Toyota 1NZ engine pushing out 110 hp, a five-speed manual gearbox, and reach a top speed of 200 km/h.
The race car kit is assembled in the Philippines but will later be manufactured locally and made available in other Asian countries for a regional competition.
GITI - Formula V1 Challenge 2018
In the Philippines, the Giti-Formula V1 Challenge 2018 will have its inaugural race in May. Intended for intermediate drivers who want to graduate from grassroots race programs and for experienced racers to come back into the sport. It is also made to be cost effective to make racing more accessible while providing an up-and-coming talent a program where they can develop their skill.
There are four events lined up in the 2018 calendar with a mix of sprint and endurance races. Sprint events in May, August, and October will have two 12-lap races each, while the season finale in November will be a four-hour endurance. Venues will then move between the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) and Clark International Speedway (CIS).
Season Champion Races In Japan
In tune with its goal to make Filipinos competitive globally, TRS and West Race Cars Japan is giving the series winner a chance to compete with the best V1 Racers in Japan. They will compete head to head in November 2018 at a former Formula 1 Racetrack, Fuji Speedway near Tokyo.
"We are looking forward to an action-packed season with both local and foreign experienced drivers on the grid. Having Tyson Sy, Luis Gono, Stefan Ramirez and Actor Dominique Roque creates a great rivalry, and they will be joined by a Japanese and Indonesian driver this year," said TRS president JP Tuason.
Touch and Feel at Manila International Auto Show
Several Racecars will be on display at the much awaited Autoshow. There will also be driver meet and greets and a chance to get a limited-edition Formula V1 Merchandise.
The Giti-Formula V1 Challenge 2018 is also supported by Cleanfuel, Motul, ROTA, OMP, AEG, TuasonRacing.com West Racing Cars; media partners Philippine Daily Inquirer, C! Magazine, Autocar, Autoindustriya.com and Time Attack Manila.
For more info about Giti-Formula V1 Challenge 2018, contact them at 820-4203 loc 203 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org