Reigning four-time National Slalom Champion Milo Rivera of Team Federal Tyres - Tough Gear continued his hot streak of victories this 2018 after dominating the 3rd Leg of the 2018 Philippine Autocross Championship Series in SM Sta. Rosa last May 13.
Rivera clocked in an overall best time of 35.57 seconds, a good 0.53 seconds ahead of teammate and brother Estefano Rivera, who finished second with a time of 36.10.
Living legend Carlos Anton, multiple Autocross title-holder Danby Yaptinchay, and 13-year old sensation Iñigo Anton completed the Top 5.
As a result, the PPC Asia Corp., United Auctioneers Inc., and AutoPerformance PH-Brembo-backed Rivera established solo leadership in the 2018 Philippine Autocross Championship standings with 29 points. Carlos Anton is currently second with 22, and Yaptichay 3rd with 20 points, with six races to go.
Prior to his recent Autocross win, Milo also emerged victorious the weekend before during the 3rd Leg of the Phoenix Pulse National Slalom Series, where he maintained his perfect form. His victory further stretched his lead in this championship as well and extended his National Slalom Series winning streak to 33 races which has been active since 2015.
“Our car has been in tip top shape all this time and I’m very thankful to our guys for making it so. They have worked day and night to keep the car ahead of the rest and in my opinion, they deserve way more credit than I do,” said Rivera, who continues to wow the crowd in his trusty old-school Toyota Starlet. “We have a long way to go to achieve our ultimate goal for the year but we’re happy with how things are at the moment. We just have to keep on pushing,” added Rivera, who does not only aim to win a record-breaking 5th straight National Slalom Championship, he is also in the hunt for his first Philippine Autocross Crown on his first year of actual participation.
Rivera will also be seen in action in several races in and out of the country. Among others, his sight is set on the 2018 Philippine Endurance Championship races and the 2018 FIA Asia Pacific Auto Gymkhana Championship, where he aims to win it for a third straight year.
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