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Toyota’s first sim racing draws hundreds

Ronald de los Reyes

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The Sporting Class round one champion is Luis Moreno.

Sim racing can be as exciting as the real one. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) proved this as its first-ever digital GR Supra GT Cup Asia drew hundreds of participants.

Out of the hundred, 24 sporting, 24 promotional and 10 junior class racers made it to the semi-final stage with the round one final heat determining the top three racers from each class.

Ahead of the pack is sporting class first placer Luis Moreno. He’s immediately followed by Mark Voltaire Elman in second, while not far behind in third is Corban Guerrero.

In the promotional class, Gab Senires emerged on top, trailing him are Lance Padill and Lance Guballa in second and third places, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the junior class, Russel Cabrera outdid rivals Inigo Anton and Sebastiona Soto to lead the standings.

“I started e-racing competitively in 2013 after I stumbled on a sim racing competition at a gaming event in a mall,” the online race event’s Sporting Class round one champion, Luis Moreno, said.

“I gave it a try in that event and placed second in the tournament and it was there when I realized I had potential in e-racing.”

“Since then, I became active in competitions on various racing games, gaining experience on local and international events when the opportunity arises,” he added.

For now, the Round 1 winners lead the local leaderboard but fate can change easily with Round 2 points multiplied by 1.5, while Round 3 points will be doubled.

Registration for the second round will start on 2 August. The Round 2 leaderboard challenge will be staged on 20 August.

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