The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) recently recognized the best automotive sportsmen in the country.
This year's lineup includes Jody Coseteng who was cited as the Circuit Driver of the year. He received his 14th AAP trophy at the 14th Motorsports Awards Night.
Other Driver of the Year awardees were Noel Rivera for slalom, Jonathan Tiu for drag racing, Carlos Anton for hill climb, Stefano Marcelo for karting, and, coming all the way from Bukidnon, Reynan Jayme for 4x4 off-road.
The AAP Motorsport Awards also cited the winners at the Philippine Touring Car Championship - Dennis Uy for Class A, Michael Tuason for Class B, Stuart Macdonald for Class C, and Dominic Samson for the Novice Class.
For the National Karting Series, the champions were Christian Gaddi for Cadet 60 Class, Juan Antonio Carcel for Mini Rok Class, Joseph Castelar for the Yamaha Novice Class and Indy Villalon for the Yamaha SL Expert Class.
Awardees for the Asian Karting Open Championship were Christian Gaddi for Cadet 60 Class, Joseph Orduña for Rok Junior Class, Juha Turalba for Rok Senior Class, RG Romero for the Yamaha Junior Class and Indy Villalon for the Yamaha Senior Class.
Affiliated with the Federation Internationale de'l Automobile (FIA), the world governing body for motor sports, AAP not only issues both International and National Competition License to all motor sport competitors in disciplines circuit racing, karting, slalom, car rally / rally cross, and four-wheel drive off-road racing. AAP also sanctions all sporting events on the six primary disciplines under its affiliated clubs.
AAP Motor Sports' primary role is to ensure safety in all aspects on each sporting event, with the promotion and regulation of motor sports in the country as one of the AAP's primary responsibilities.