Toyota Cebu expects third place finish

Jonas Panerio

TOYOTA Team Cebu (TTC) is expected to finish in third place in the team championships after their performance in the third leg, that saw veteran race driver Lord Seno capture the championship in the Bridgestone Sporting Class after winning Race 8 of the Vios Racing Festival at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Although the results remain unofficial pending the tally of the official results, Seno said TTC would be finishing in third place, right behind second placer Toyota San Fernando and soon-to-be-named champion Toyota Obengers Balintawak-Bulacan.

This result comes a year after TTC claimed the overall title in this prestigious racing event.

Seno’s feat came in a thrilling race that went down to the last lap but in the end, it was Seno who crossed the finish line ahead by a mere 0.430 of a second to best Marc Soong of the Toyota Balintawak Obengers.

Seno related that he used his experience and accuracy to put himself in front and defend that position until he crossed the finish line in the 12-lap race with a time of 30 minutes, 5.46 seconds while Soong clocked in at 30:05.576. Gel Napat of Toyota Dagupan rounded out the podium finishers as he finished in third place with a time of 30:06.380.

Needing a win in Race 9 to capture the overall title in the Sporting Class, Seno could not get the job done as he ended up in fourth place while fellow TTC driver Clive Fermin finished in fifth.

Promising driver Julian Neri finished in 13th place. He stormed up to second in Race 8 but collected a string of penalties after colliding with Promotional Class leader, Maila Alivia.

Meanwhile, TCC’s newest driver Ian Rosales made quite a splash as he finished in third place in the Promotional Class.

TTC is supported by Toyota Mandaue South and Gothong Express Cargo. Also sponsoring the race team are Commonwealth Insurance Cebu, JLRegner Concrete + Aggregates, Malabon Mirror Factory, Suarez and Sons, ACS, CONEX, Vianson Auto Repair and Solid Construction.