After taking a break for a whole season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tuason Racing’s GITI-Formula V1 Race Challenge is back on track to offer intense formula racing action once again.
Presented by Phoenix Fuels, GITI-Tires, powered by PLDT Home and supported by FamilyMart , Limitless, Brembo and West Racing Cars in partnership with Tuason Racing, the GITI-Formula V1 Race Challenge held its first round of the season at the Clark International Speedway last September 25-26, 2021.
The opening race of the series brought ten talented drivers on the grid. Divided into two race classes, the AM Class was participated by Nuzest Racing Team’s Cesco Dino, Phoenix Pulse Racing Team’s Aira Medrano and Joaquin Garrido, Julian Colvin Tang of Toyota Marilao Obengers Racing Team, and Autoholic Raceform’s Julian Neri and Sebastien Soto.
Four drivers competed in the PRO Class namely Growl-Thule Racing Team’s Jussi Hoikka, Toyota Marilao Obengers Racing Team’s Daniel Miranda, Red Diwa of OTR Racing Team, and Milo Rivera of Frontrow Racing Team.
The battle in the ultimate race class of the series had 2018 Formula V1 second-overall champion Daniel Miranda battling it out with slalom champion Milo Rivera in race 1 and 2, with Miranda crossing the finish line first in both races. Rivera bounced back and dominated race 3, earning him his first Formula V1 win. For the final race of the weekend, it was Jussi Hoikka of Growl Thule Racing Team who emerged victorious, taking the race number 4 win.
For the AM Class race results, Obengers Racing Team’s Julian Colvin dominated the racing weekend winning the first three of the four races. It was Phoenix PULSE Racing Team’s Joaquin Garrido who successfully stopped Colvin’s streak that weekend by capturing the race 4 AM Class win.
With GITI-Formula V1 Race Challenge having races closed for actual race audiences, fans can watch the races through broadcasts over Tuason Racing’s official Facebook page. Round 1 will be aired on October 20 while Round 2 will be up on October 27.