2014 Vios Cup culminates in Manila Street Race


The final leg of the 2014 Vios Cup is happening this weekend, Oct. 18-19 at McKinley West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. This will be the first race held in Metro Manila’s roads since probably the golden age of Philippine motorsport, which was before the time of Martial Law.

From a record of 30 Vios Race Cars lined up at the track last race, seven new entries will be added to the largest grid in Philippine motorsports history. Thus, a total of 37 race cars will be racing this weekend.

However, the laid-out race track is merely 1.8km long, and thus quite small and tight for all those cars racing. Therefore, races for the final leg will be divided into two grids based on the results of the qualifying round scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18. The race proper of two races per grid will be held the following day.


Image credit: AutoIndustriya.com
Image credit: AutoIndustriya.com

Celebrities and members of the media will battle it out to take the honor of being the best in their respective grids.

Much to the dismay of the points leaders, the organizers of the Vios Cup are doing a Bernie and are thus awarding double points. This gives everyone a final opportunity to improve their Championship standings for this 2014 Race Season, and provide some suspense to those in attendance.

Beyond the racing, Toyota has prepared other side activities such as Track Day competitions and fun outdoor games suited for all ages. They even broght dorikin Keiichi Tsuchiya back to bedazzle everyone with his drifting abilities.

After the racers, various OPM bands will rock this season’s final race. Expect Pulso, Yolanda Moon and Up Dharma Down to play.

The Vios Cup is open to the public, and admission is free.1779703_10154734936815594_2203726083515448329_n

Attendees are advised that there will be no parking inside the event venue. There will be available parking spaces in the Mckinley Hill area. Alternatively, attendees may park at Venice Piazza, One World Square or Science Hub,  where a complimentary shuttle service to and from the venue will be made available.

The 2014 Vios Cup is in cooperation with Bridgestone and supported by Rota, Motul, Brembo, Denso, AVT, OMP, and TRD.

For more updates and information about the Vios Cup, you may visit www.toyota.com.ph and follow Toyota’s official Facebook page and Instagram account at ToyotaMotorPhilippines.

To have a rough idea on what a Vios Cup race is like, check out the video after the jump.

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