The GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines will be fully held online and will be open to the public, ages 18 and above. 
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Toyota to hold esports racing featuring GR Supra in Philippines this July
(Philstar.com) - June 10, 2020 - 9:30am

MANILA, Philippines — Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announces the launch of its latest online esports program, GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines. 

This move was brought about by the latest situation where safety is of highest concern to everyone and mass gatherings like physical races are foreseen to be limited in the coming months. 

“Safety of our customers, employees, and fans are always at the top of our priority. But we also recognize the value of waku-doki spirit in everyone. This is a great way to sustain the excitement of motorsports program in the Philippines in a safe environment,” said Atsuhiro Okamoto, president of TMP.   

The GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines, an e-racing event under Toyota’s Gazoo Racing motorsports program, will be fully held online and will be open to the public, ages 18 and above. 

“Finally, Toyota fans can participate in our sports program at the comfort and safety of their own homes. We also expect this activity to reach a wider and younger audience, based on the profile of gamers,” Okamoto said.

The e-race, using Toyota’s legendary sports car icon, the GR Supra, is expected to start in July. Winners will get a chance to participate in the regional finals, the GR Supra GT Cup Asia. 

Esports in the Philippines have grown in popularity over the years. The addition of esports programs in various international competitions producing Filipino medalists has further legitimized the sport. 

The GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines is Toyota’s fun and safe alternative to holding the country’s number one motorsports program, the Vios Racing Festival. Usually held in three legs from the second to the fourth quarter, the current situation makes it very challenging for Toyota, the racings teams, the drivers, and public spectators to do this physical event. 

“We look forward to a better 2021 Vios Racing Festival Season where we can go back to the tracks again and feel the heat and excitement. But for now, we invite everyone to join the GR Supra GT Cup Asia ESports Program,” Okamoto concluded.

 

For more details of the GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines, visit https://toyota.com.ph/. Check out their Facebook page for more updates.

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