Actor and race driver Jomari Yllana launches new motorsports team

To compete in Philippine Grand Touring Car Championship
Apr 10, 2013

Yllana Racing

Remember Jomari Yllana, one-third of the Gwapings and younger brother to Anjo? If you're into cars, of course you remember him--especially for his exploits on the racetrack. Jomari used to drive professionally, most memorably alongside teammate Jody Coseteng for Toyota Team Tom's in the late '90s.

Well, we guess once a racer, always a racer. Or, in Yllana's case, once bitten by the racing bug, always afflicted with the racing bug--even if it's just to call the shots from the sidelines.

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At the Manila International Auto Show last weekend, the actor and car enthusiast announced the launch of his new motorsports outfit, Yllana Racing. The team unveiled a specially liveried Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and then introduced the team's personnel:

* Jomari Yllana - team principal;

* Edgen Dy-Liacco - technical director;

* Rikki Dy-Liacco - technical consultant;

* Art Rodriguez - engine management and tuning;

* Jojo Howard - body design and paint; and

* John Howard - car interior

The newly formed racing team also announced that it will be competing in this year's Philippine Grand Touring Car Championship, with the following race schedule:

April 14 - 1st PGTC race at Batangas Racing Circuit

May 5 - 2nd PGTC race at Clark International Speedway

June 2 - 3rd PGTC race at Batangas Racing Circuit

August 11 - 4th PGTC race at Clark International Speedway

September 22 - 5th PGTC race Batangas Racing Circuit

October 27 - 6th PGTC race at Clark International Speedway

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So, if you were a fan of Jomari Yllana's driving during his time, you now have a chance to see if he is also as skilled at running his own racing team.

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