• PH GT races return to Batangas track

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    phil-gt20140722THE Yokohama Philippine Grand Touring Car Championship is returning to the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) for Round 2 of the 2014 season.

    The competition is set on July 27 and will feature 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, Winds Formula Phils. and the newly formed Sparco Bracket Circuit Racing.

    In Round 1 Don Portugal dominated the GT300 class as he fended off the challenge from Jomai Yllana. In Round 2 Portugal will face stiffer competition as more drivers are expected to join the grid, including Tuason Racing School driver VM Kaikkonen. Also, reigning champion Jody Coseteng may enter to defend his title.

    In GT200, 2013 PTCC champion Carlos Anton is determined to catch Paolo Mantolino, William Tan and Joey Perry in the championship standings after a DNF in the class’s second race. Anton crashed heavily in Round 1 after he was pushed on the first lap but the veteran driver has now repaired his Honda Civic FD in time for Round 2.

    GT150 driver Richmon dela Rosa, who was also involved in the crash with Anton, has replaced his Honda Civic EG with a more potent machine. Dela Rosa said he hopes that his new car is quick enough to compete against those of Joel Portugal, Bong Perez, Ed Anguluan and Raymond Ronquillo.

    Edwin Rodriguez in the Mazda Phils.-sponsored Mazda 2 is looking forward to repeat his dominance in GT100.

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