GAC is going the extra mile to assure customers of its offerings’ durability. The carmaker’s GA4 sedan was entered in this year’s Kalayaan Cup, and not only did it make it through in one piece, but it also performed admirably, too.
With drivers Andre Tan, Milo Rivera, Kody Ng, Patrick Mendoza, and Brennan Lim taking turns behind the wheel, a GAC GA4 1.5 MT was able to place second in the 12-hour endurance race.
The vehicle’s final standing is made even more impressive by how the GAC Motor Racing Team bagged it. The unit climbed all the way from 11th place into second as the race went on. Toward the end of it, all the team needed to do was maintain its four-lap lead over the third-place competitor during the challenge’s final two hours.
“We knew they had a faster car, and had a faster pace. They were really pushing to catch up to us since they were a few laps behind,” Rivera, who was driving the vehicle over the closing period, said in a statement.
“He used his power and the car’s power to take advantage of it, but the objective was attained, that was to buy us some time, and give, I guess, people something to enjoy for quite a while,” he added.
Besides the Kalayaan Cup second-place finish, the GAC Motor Racing Team managed to claim the 2021 Kagitingan Cup 6-hour race championship, as well as the Kalayaan Cup 4-hour race championship.
Now, pockmarked surfaces on the real world are a different beast entirely, but if a GAC can perform fine during an endurance race, something tells us it should be able to manage on EDSA just fine. Do you think the GA4’s second-place finish in the 2021 Kalayaan Cup helps back up its reliability? Let us know in the comments.
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