2015 Vios Cup Leg 3 report: The official race results

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by Dinzo Tabamo | Sep 15, 2015
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Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

For one weekend, the sights and sounds of motorsport filled the SM Mall of Asia complex, as Toyota Motor Philippines held the third leg of its Vios Cup series there. On a specially built track around the MOA area, 47 Vios race cars and their drivers literally clashed to see who would stand on the podium.

For this leg, the racers were divided into three classes: Sporting, Promotional and Celebrity.

In the Sporting Class, the qualifying session was dominated by karting phenom Estefano Rivera, followed by consistent field leader Allan Uy, and then by Vios Cup Cebu leg winner Andres Calma.

In the Promotional Class, the best qualifying time was logged by Miguel Diaz, followed by Sherwin Hing and then Lord Seno. It’s worth noting that TMP president Michinobu Sugata hovered in fourth place during qualifying, showing that he was taking his pet racing program seriously.

In the Celebrity Class, Sam YG led again, with Phoem Baranda closely behind (again) and Jinno Rufino in third place.

Come race day, the sun bore down hard on the track, the heat adding to the intensity of the competition. The first heat of the Celebrity Class saw leader Sam YG retire with engine problems. Baranda wasted no time in snagging first place, with Rufino and Fabio Ide taking second and third places, respectively. By the second heat of the Celebrity Class, Sam YG had a fully functioning race car, and nothing stopped him from clinching first spot. Baranda and Rufino were relegated to second and third this time.

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In the Promotional Class's first heat, Diaz finished first. Second place went to Visayan racer Seno, and bagging third and his first podium finish was JV Ejercito. For the second heat, Diaz once again emerged on top, but this time, student Alexis Salvador and TMP boss Sugata got second and third places, respectively. Like Ejercito, this was also Sugata’s first podium finish in the series.

For the Sporting Class, the winners were very consistent. Rivera of Toyota Alabang won both first and second heats, which was a bit of a surprise considering the best he had placed in the previous leg was ninth. Cebu winner Calma secured second place in the first heat, and by the second heat this honor went to Daniel Miranda. Bobby Domingo, also from Toyota Alabang like Rivera, took third place for both heats.

Adding some excitement to the race were several crashes, notably from Allan Uy and Fabio Ide. But the track was designed to be safe, and all drivers simply walked away from their incidents.

As night fell and the awarding ceremony commenced, rain began to fall. On the covered stage where the awards were given, it rained as well but with beer this time. All winners who stepped up the podium were good-naturedly drenched with San Miguel brew--even a company president and a Philippine senator were not spared.

The 2015 Toyota Vios Cup has one more leg to go. While nothing has been confirmed, the word “Subic” was heard floating around. It has been a wild, colorful ride so far, and we wouldn’t want to miss the culmination of Toyota’s fun motorsport program.

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Photos by Mark Jesalva


Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

Toyota Vios Cup 2015 leg 3

2015 VIOS CUP LEG 3 (SPORTING CLASS)
Heat 1 (Started at 11:44:31)
Pos Car no. Name Laps Total time
1 23 Estefano Rivera 14 14:30.841
2 97 Andres Calma 14 14:31.341
3 15 Bobby Domingo 14 14:36.565
4 26 Allan Uy 14 14:37.990
5 77 Basti Escalante 14 14:49.722
6 28 Pauland Dumlao 14 14:46.199
7 1 Luis Gono 14 14:58.654
8 55 Bryan Co 14 15:06.793
9 87 Raymond Ronquillo 14 14:58.940
10 33 Tonton Ramos 14 15:07.544
11 78 Victor Buensuceso 14 15:08.523
12 27 Ramon Tanjuatco 14 15:08.581
13 20 Daniel Miranda 14 15:08.095
14 11 Carlos Loinaz 14 15:09.527
15 99 Charlie Cojuangco 14 15:09.214
16 41 Steve Bicknell 14 15:18.356
17 67 Arthur De Jong 14 15:19.869
18 25 Dominic Ochoa 12 12:45.894
DNF 42 Jette Calderon 2 2:21.504
DQ 70 Harold Ong/Sean Velasco 8 8:32.934
Heat 2 (Started at 14:48:37)
Pos Car no. Name Laps Total time
1 23 Estefano Rivera 14 21:56.413
2 20 Daniel Miranda 14 21:57.904
3 15 Bobby Domingo 14 21:58.672
4 87 Raymond Ronquillo 14 21:59.074
5 97 Andres Calma 14 21:59.549
6 1 Luis Gono 14 22:01.577
7 77 Basti Escalante 14 22:03.929
8 33 Tonton Ramos 14 22:09.988
9 11 Carlos Loinaz 14 22:10.835
10 70 Harold Ong/Sean Velasco 14 22:10.835
11 78 Victor Buensuceso 14 22:12.257
12 27 Ramon Tanjuatco 14 22:13.452
13 41 Steve Bicknell 14 22:14.429
14 67 Arthur De Jong 14 22:15.644
15 99 Charlie Cojuangco 14 5:35.326
DNF 28 Pauland Dumlao 4 1:09.810
DNF 26 Allan Uy 1 6.647
DNF 55 Bryan Co 0 0
DNS 25 Dominic Ochoa 0 0
DNS 42 Jette Calderon 0 0

 

2015 VIOS CUP LEG 3 (CELEBRITY CLASS)
Heat 1 (Started at 13:46:22)
Pos Car no. Name Laps Total time
1 12 Phoemela Baranda 8 9:02.966
2 10 Jinno Rufino 8 9:11.092
3 5 Fabio Ide 8 9:28.074
4 7 Princess Joyce Pring 8 9:41.273
DNF 4 Kylie Nicole Padilla 7 8:35.006
DNF 2 Jasmine Curtis-Smith 4 4:59.484
DNF 6 Sam YG 0 3.173
Heat 2 (Started at 16:12:17)
Pos Car no. Name Laps Total time
1 6 Sam YG 14 13:23.116
2 12 Phoemela Baranda 14 ­13:43.372
3 10 Jinno Rufino 14 X
4 7 Princess Joyce Pring 14 X
DNF 5 Fabio Ide 3 X
DNF 4 Kylie Nicole Padilla 0 X
DNF 2 Jasmine Curtis-Smith 0 X

*Note: The race report of the Celebrity Class's second heat was ineligible, thus the X marks. As of press time, we have not received the verified race report from Toyota Motor Philippines.


2015 VIOS CUP LEG 3 (PROMOTIONAL CLASS)
Heat 1 (Started at 12:58:29)
Pos Car no. Name Laps Total time
1 96 Miguel Diaz 14 15:24.881
2 43 Lord Seno 14 15:27.503
3 63 Edwin Yu Lee 14 15:58.786
4 85 Paolo Rodriguez 14 15:58.148
5 24 JV Ejercito 14 16:02.484
6 35 Sherwin Hing 14 16:04.754
7 80 Oscar Suarez 14 16:04.814
8 3 Michinobu Sugata 14 16:11.133
9 21 Jeje Villena 14 16:25.183
10 98 Bobby Pangilinan 14 16:25.245
11 88 Robert Lilles 14 16:25.835
12 44 Ferdinand Dysico/Alfonso Concepcion 14 16:29.270
13 22 Tomohiro Iwamoto 14 16:32.862
14 69 Roy Bunag/Rudy Bunag 13 15:42.863
15 84 Rene Sta. Romana 13 15:43.422
16 94 Alexis Salvador 13 16:11.240
DNF 31 Miko Maristela 4 4:56.205
DNF 16 Dimple Napat 7 9:01.597
DNF 68 Bombi Palilio 4 5:19.309
DNF 19 Juan Nolasco/Oscar Nuke 2 5:46.583
Heat 2 (Started at 15:34:59)
Pos Car no. Name Laps Total time
1 96 Miguel Diaz 14 15:15.055
2 94 Alexis Salvador 14 15:16.206
3 3 Michinobu Sugata 14 15:48.795
4 24 JV Ejercito 14 15:49.790
5 85 Paolo Rodriguez 14 15:52.578
6 43 Lord Seno 14 15:53.923
7 80 Oscar Suarez 14 15:56.045
8 63 Edwin Yu Lee 14 15:57.395
9 98 Bobby Pangilinan 14 16:02.167
10 35 Sherwin Hing 14 16:05.723
11 21 Jeje Villena 14 16:06.659
12 22 Tomohiro Iwamoto 14 16:14.576
13 88 Robert Lilles 14 16:15.801
14 84 Rene Sta. Romana 14 16:16.442
15 16 Dimple Napat 13 15:28.119
16 69 Roy Bunag/Rudy Bunag 13 16:01.376
DNF 19 Juan Nolasco/Oscar Nuke 8 10:00.443
DNF 44 Ferdinand Dysico/Alfonso Concepcion 0 8.67
DNS 31 Miko Maristela 0 0
DNS 68 Bombi Palilio 0 0

 

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