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Big 2015 for Cabrera

/ 02:32 AM December 19, 2015

SEAOIL karter Gabriel “Gabe” Tayao Cabrera capped the 2015 karting season with a big bang following his podium win at the Asian Karting Open Championships at Kartodriomo de Coloane Circuit in Macau.

The 15-year-old Makati Hope Christian School student emerged a hero for his dramatic third place win in the X30 Division coming from  behind, making him the first ever Filipino to win in the class.

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Cabrera was the second youngest driver of the series’ largest class with 41 seasoned drivers from Macau, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

Initially using engines provided by a foreign supplier, Cabrera was besieged with mechanical problems from time trials to the heats that caused him to fall far back in the grid.

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Hopes for a podium win was kept alive after AUTS Racing’s Indy Villalon, a former mentor of Cabrera, came to the rescue by providing a brand new engine.

“This is a wonderful ending to a very challenging year after winning in Malaysia and Thailand last month,” said Cabrera.

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