There are those who complain that there is not much quality and well-organized car racing happening in the Philippines. Well, Toyota has heard those complaints and decided to put together a one-make race called the Vios Cup. On October 12, Saturday, Clark International Speedway is playing host to the first-of-its-kind motorsports event, featuring celebrities and motoring journalists behind the wheel of the newly launched subcompact sedan.
The grid will be made up of five celebrities (Jinno Rufino, Rhian Ramos, Aljur Abrenica, Phoemela Baranda and Fabio Ide) and seven motoring journalists (Top Gear Philippines\' Botchi Santos and Jeff Reyes, The Manila Times\' Brian Afuang, Manila Bulletin\'s Iñigo Roces, Philippine Star\'s James Deakin, AutoIndustriya\'s Vince Pornelos and Balita\'s Aris Ilagan). It will be a wheel-to-wheel race, not some wussy time-trial shootout.
Besides the race, spectators will be treated to performances by Oktaves and Sponge Cola, as well as a party complete with a DJ. There will also be driving exhibitions, kiddie activities, and a gathering of Toyota car clubs. The best part is that admission is free.
To get the full experience, Toyota Motor Philippines suggests you arrive at the track by 10am. See you there, guys!