All-new Isuzu D-Max exhibits dirt racing prowess at Philippine Rallycross Series


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Proving that it can still play despite its more premium appeal, the all-new Isuzu D-Max continues to move into new heights as it ventured dirt racing in the Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2021 Philippine Rallycross Series (PHRX) last November 7 at the Clark Global City open grounds, Clark, Pampanga.  

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) fieled two units of all-new Isuzu D-Max, both in 3.0 4×4 LS-E A/T variant. One D-Max, sporting minimal upgrades, is piloted by 2018 PHRX double race class champion Mon Dimapilis, while the other D-Max (a completely stock, showroom condition unit) was driven by Vince Pornelos of AutoIndustriya.

The all-new Isuzu D-Max had a fruitful PHRX debut, bagging podium finishes in six race classes in both rounds. The Isuzu pickup truck dominated other pickup truck models, some of which are notably modified, that participated in the same race classes. The successful Philippine dirt time trial debut of the all-new D-Max is attributed to the powerful 4JJ3-TCX Blue Power Diesel Engine, its superb vehicle design, and the talented drivers behind the wheel. 

Each of the D-MAX was tortured on the closed dirt course during the race and yet survived without damage or need for repair. Both were able to drive home without problem – ready for the next working day and waiting for the next weekend race. Indeed, the All-New D-MAX once again proved its reliability and durability.

(L-R) IPC President Hajime Koso together with PHRX Director Olson Camacho

PHRX is a dirt time trial racing competition that is held on a closed course track, that is basically a dirt circuit. The racing series started in 2015 and has since accrued the respect and participation of many motorsport experts and enthusiasts. Among them is Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) who competed in 3 different categories: Open Class which is open for any engine displacement, UV Class which is for all types of pick-ups, sports, and utility vehicles, and AWD Class, for all types of All-Wheel-Drive vehicles. Next round of the Philippine Rallycross Series is happening on December 5, 2021 at Clark Global City open grounds.

To know more about the Isuzu D-MAX, its new features and pricing, log on to www.isuzuphil.com, follow their official FB Page or visit any Isuzu dealership nationwide winners.


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