The Philippine team bagged two awards in the recent 2009 China-Sanya International 4x4 Challenge.
Team Land Rover Philippines won the Overall Champion of the Electric Winch Award and the First Entry Island Award in the five-day off-road challenge, team consultant and coordinator Robby Consunji said in a text message sent late Wednesday. Consunji is also the off-road editor of Top Gear Philippines magazine.
The Philippines was represented by driver Larry Mendiola and co-driver Sergio Jamila, both off-road veterans, in the competition which kicked off on Sept. 19.
Team Land Rover Philippines faced the jungles of Hainan on board a 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 from LRPhils Motors, the exclusive distributor of Land Rover in the Philippines.
The Land Rover Defender 90 is known for its reliability and power on ground and mud, as well as on ice and snow.