Riders press for upgrades and safety improvements on the 3.7km racetrack
In October 2019, the Batangas Racing Circuit(BRC) will be 23 years old. BRC has hosted numerous car and motorcycle racing events, sometimes with participants even coming from abroad. It has become a landmark for the province of Batangas, a source of
Its full potential has yet to be unlocked
Who could forget the wide smile of Wheeltek boss Roscoe Odulio (center, main photo) when he first met the Honda RC213V-S during the Honda Asia Journey 2017 in Malaysia?We knew all along that it wouldn't take long for him
'Situation is under control'
This pressing issue has not fallen on deaf ears.A few days after an article on the incidents of mauling and intimidation at the Batangas Racing Circuit was published, Superbike Racing Association (SBRA) president John S. Defensor wrote to Top Gear Philippines
Fist fight, bullying mar weekend race
Has the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) been transformed into a UFC Octagon? Last weekend, tension gripped the 3.7km track when at least two altercations reportedly occurred.Last Sunday, some Yamaha Spec V team members allegedly got involved in a fracas with
Roadsters galore
The Mazda MX-5's popularity continues to endure, especially among car clubs dedicated to showing love for the iconic roadster. Last May 12, the Miata Club Philippines (MCP) hosted the first two rounds of the 2017 Mazda Miata Cup at the
What it's like to be kids in a playground again
I have been riding motorcycles for quite some time now. Starting off with the humble Honda Dio of yore, and now riding big displacement bikes. I've always been interested in the versatility of this mode of transport. The versatility that a
After second back-to-back win at BRC
Watching our first Philippine Superbike Championship (PSBK) race live from the grandstand of the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) was definitely an experience for the books. From screaming engines and knee sliders wearing out the curbs, there's just something special about the
This is the roadster for everyone
With so many stories and news about the Mazda MX-5, there's no doubt that it's the sports car of the hour. And we have to give credit to Mazda Philippines for not being shy and secretive about its roadster
What this car can evoke in a man
The Mazda MX-5 I want is Ceramic White in color, and it has a manual transmission. The paint job is hard to describe; it's like a cross between off-white and light blue. But it's a classy hue that
From press accreditation to shutter openings
This past August, I was fortunate enough to be sent to the US to cover two events at two different racetracks in California. Both circuits are professionally run and operated to world-class standards.As a photographer, I consider it a privilege
At Batangas Racing Circuit
The 2014 Yokohama Philippine Grand Touring Car Championship season gets rolling this weekend on June 1 (Sunday) at the Batangas Racing Circuit, with the six-round series featuring cars competing in four different classes.The series will be bannered by the GT300
Meet Sung Joon Park
This young dude right here is a college student at the Ateneo de Manila University. He also happens to be a race car driver. His name is Sung Joon Park, a Korean whose parents moved to the Philippines when he was still
To be held with Lateral Drift series
Just as Toyota Motor Philippines is holding a one-make race series for its best-selling Vios subcompact sedan next year, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. is doing the same for the soon-to-arrive, face-lifted Elantra compact sedan.The announcement was
Coming soon to the popular video game
Gran Turismo 6 is scheduled to go on sale on December 6, and one of the features that we\'re eager to try out in the game is the Course Maker option.The feature lets you create your own racetrack \"that can
First round on August 24-25
Thanks to the success of the first-ever Retro Touring Car Race held in October 2012 by Tuason Racing School, the organization will once again stage the event this year. Only this time, it will be a three-round event to be
Like driving on Memory Lane
For those with a taste for classic cars going fast, Tuason Racing School (TRS) will be staging what it calls "Retro Touring Car Philippines" on October 28 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.Open for cars made from 1985 and older, the retro
Sign of happy days ahead for local motorsports?
Last Sunday, August 26, Tuason Racing School staged "TRS Raceday," described as "the Philippines' grassroots motorsports festival," at the Batangas Racing Circuit. The event featured the opening leg of the TRS Cup's 2012 season as well as the Bridgestone Cup, among
Read the insider's account here
Racing enthusiast Charlie Cojuangco figured in an accident in the third and final race of the opening leg of the Tuason Racing School (TRS) Cup. Driving a Ford Fiesta just like everyone on the 12-car grid, Cojuangco hit competitor and newcomer
Shot in the arm for Philippine motorsports
We salute Tuason Racing School for continuing to promote motorsports in the Philippines in spite of the many challenges--chief of which is financial backing. Last Sunday, August 26, JP Tuason and company held TRS Raceday at the Batangas Racing Circuit. The
Is it possible?
Johnny Tan, the owner and operator of the country's premier racetracks like the Clark International Speedway and the Batangas Racing Circuit, may find himself being investigated by tax authorities.Tan is the husband of Carlotta Cristi Manalo-Tan, the coffee concessionaire
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