The Yokohama Philippine GT Championship gears up to host the sixth and final round of the 2014 season after more than a month in hiatus. Trophies will be claimed along with earning bragging rights this coming December 13 to 14 in the Batangas Racing Circuit.
Though, Don Don Portugal has already secured the GT 300 championship (after dominating the first four rounds of the season) Veli-Matti Kaikkonen, Jomari Yllana, and Willie Torres still have their eyes set on podium finishes during the upcoming race weekend.
As for GT 200, it’s still a three-way battle between Ethanworx R33’s Paolo Mantolino, his teammate Carlos Anton, and Joey Pery. In GT 150, Richmon Dela Rosa in the Honda Civic Del Sol can now claim the class title with his 96 point advantage over nearest-rivals Joel Portugal and Walter Zamora. Likewise, Edwin Rodriguez in the Mazda Philippines-sponsored Mazda 2 has earned enough points this season to take the GT 100 title. Both drivers are still determined to finish on the podium in the final race of the season.
Spectators and racers, alike will be witnessing/participating in a 10-lap Sprint Race in the morning and a 17-lap GT Race in the afternoon. Other support races slated for the race weekend include the Philminiracers Championships Series, VW KaFER Cup, and the newly-formed Sparco Bracket Circuit Racing.
The 2014 Philippine Grand Touring Car Championship is sanctioned by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), sponsored by Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc., Yokohama Tires Sales Philippines, Inc., and Speedlab.