MANILA, Philippines– The country’s most-awaited endurance race, the Petron x 8 Oras ng Pilipinas, is now setting up for yet another epic test of man and machine. Lights turn green this coming December 1 – 2, 2018 at the Clark International Speedway and teams who dare to take on the challenge may now submit their entries.
With Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6 and Petron Blaze Racing as the Philippine Endurance Challenge’s (PEC) official fuel and engine oil, teams can opt to run in any of the 5 categories. The RP Class is the race prepped or unlimited class for race cars. FM-1 is for slightly modified street cars with more than 150 hp, FM-2 is for cars within 100 to 150 hp, and FM-3 for 100 hp and below. Lastly, the Manufacturer’s Cup is exclusive for showroom stock vehicles with no modifications except for safety equipment.
Each entry must consist of between 2 to 6 drivers who will race eight hours non-stop. This includes pit stops, driver swaps, tire changes, and re-fueling.
As a benchmark, the winner of the 2017 event was the Formula V1 of Tuason Racing School that completed a total of 191 laps and covered 800 km.
Are you up for the challenge? Registration for the Petron x 8 Oras ng Pilipinas is now open and limited to only 35 slots. Early bird rate is P35,000 per entry on or before November 2, 2018 and P40,000 onwards.
The 2018 Petron Philippine Endurance Challenge (PEC) is sponsored by Petron Corporation, KYB – New SR Special, RECARO, SmartFuels, Staunch Performance x DynoJet, Carporn Racing, Hazardboy Performance, Seiken Japan, Tes Advertising, and Tuason Racing School. It’s supported by 2ndGen Insurance, Aeromed, Driftmob, Pro Simulation Karera (PSK), and Walter Lights and Sounds. Media partners include 2ner Magazine, 9tro Alliance, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, AutoCar Philippines, AutoDeal.com.ph,