GR Supra GT Cup Asia: Pinoy champs vie for glory
The three racers who won Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s first ever virtual racing tournament will compete with 12 formidable players representing India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand - all of whom are top champions in their respective national rounds. The winners were officially introduced during an awarding ceremony led by TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto. “I would like to congratulate our three winners for pushing their limits and giving their best. Lance, Terrence and Jose, go and make us proud!” said Okamoto. To increase Team Philippines’ chances in the Asian championship, TMP together with Tuason Racing, its official e-motorsport partner for the GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines, has been providing necessary support for team’s preparations for regional challenge. TMP also tapped PLDT Enterprise to be the Official Connectivity partner of Team Philippines to ensure fast, seamless, and lag-free Internet connection, while the team races with the challengers from other Asian countries on the virtual tracks of PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport. “The current landscape has pushed all of us to come up with innovative ways to continue on with how we do things and technology has been a key enabler for many of these initiatives. With this, I would like to commend Toyota Motor Philippines for how they’ve pushed the envelope for racing through a groundbreaking virtual platform. We are proud to partner with you on such undertaking and we look forward to seeing how this will raise the bar for the local sports industry,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups. “I think we have a good chance of placing well in the regional finals. We have a strong line up of drivers. We will prepare the drivers and with a bit of luck in the race, possibly get a podium position,” said JP Tuason, President of Tuason Racing.