Yokohama GT series starts; ‘battle of champs’ looms
Philippine Daily Inquirer
TWENTY cars rev up for a grueling racing action as the 2012 Yokohama Philippine GT Championship Series unfolds today at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
Golden Wheel Driver of the Year and defending champion Vincent Floirendo sets out as the top favorite but he will have his hands full against former title-holders Jody Coseteng, Jomari Yllana and Castrol-TRS lead driver Mike Tuason, and the debuting karting champ Stefano Marcelo.
Last year’s runner-up VM Kaikkonen is also in the fold along with top contenders Ramil Madri-aga, Arnel Carlos, Dwight Carlos, Dean Joson, Bobby Unson, Jojo Lavina and Castrol-Tuason Racing drivers Stefan Wolf and Alvin Ng.
Titles will be disputed in the premier GT200, GT300, GT130 and GT100 classes in the 12-lap Sprint Race in the morning and the 16-lap GT Main Race.