Looking to add more championship titles, GAC Motor Philippines makes its return to endurance racing by participating in the 2021 Kalayaan Cup 12 Hour Endurance Challenge happening at Clark International Speedway on June 12, 2021.
Garnering several achievements in the team’s local racing debut in 2019, the GAC Motor Race Team with Brennan S. Lim and Andre Tan bagged the 2019 Kalayaan Cup 4 Hour Endurance Championship (Manufacturer’s Class), the 2019 Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Championship (Manufacturer’s Class), the 2019 Bonifacio Cup 4-hour Endurance Championship (Manufacturer’s Class), and the 2019 Bonifacio Cup 4-hour Endurance Championship (Open Category).
Looking to capture more victories, the GAC Motor Race Team welcomes 2019 Philippine Autocross Championship Series overall champion Kody Ng; multi-awarded racecar driver Milo Rivera; and Patrick Mendoza as new team drivers.
“Joining motorsports events such as the endurance challenge will play a key role in boosting the presence of GAC Motor and building brand confidence in the Philippines. It will also enable us to showcase the performance and reliability of the brand’s vehicle line-up, especially the GA4,” said Brennan Lim, branch head of GAC Motor Metrowalk, Pasig City.
The GAC Motor Race Team’s race car of choice is the GAC GA4 sedan. The GA4 1.5L MT is powered by a 1.5-liter inline-4 DCVVT Euro 5-compliant engine rated to output 113 horsepower and 136 Nm torque. It is also equipped with an L-type McPherson front suspension that suppresses high-frequency vibration and for better handling.
The Kalayaan Cup 12 Hour Endurance Challenge is divided into two race categories, the Makisig Class which goes as a six-hour endurance race, and the Matatag Class that is a twelve-hour endurance race.
Last year, organizers of the endurance race series decided to cancel the event due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) restrictions in the country brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. With lockdown restrictions set to general community quarantine (GCQ), Legado Motors, Inc. is determined to participate in the 2021 Kalayaan Cup 12 Hour Endurance Challenge with the goal of bagging the championship once again.
While the physical presence of spectators is not yet allowed, race fans and enthusiasts may stream the 2021 Kalayaan Cup 12 Hour Endurance Challenge at the Makabayan Cup Endurance Race Challenge Series Facebook fan page.