Vios Cup enjoys support of 2 giants

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THE best deserves only the best. That seems very natural for both Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and Petron Corporation.

They have forged a partnership that aims only to magnify their being industry leaders in their own right.

Their union began to take form in July with the blast-off of the 2022 edition of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup at the Clark Speedway in Angeles City, Pampanga, in the process strengthening their motorsports partnership that’s been forged with undiminished resolve.

The iconic Vios Cup Race, first flagged off eight years ago in 2014, is now powered anew by Petron XCS as the event’s official fuel and the Petron Blaze Racing Engine Oil as the official engine oil.

The TGR Vios Cup 2022 includes two main events, with the Circuit Championship showcasing the country’s top racing teams, and the Autocross Challenge featuring celebrities, influencers, and media personalities.

Consisting of three legs, the last two races will be held this month and in November.

All the competing race cars this year are powered by Petron XCS, a 95-octane premium gasoline formulated with a high-performance additive system containing a unique combustion catalyst and excellent detergent additive for optimum performance.

The additive technology used in Petron XCS ensures quicker engine response, excellent engine protection, and optimal fuel efficiency.

Christine Giray of Gadgets said professional racer and motoring personality Mike Potenciano was able to gather excellent testimonials about the official fuel in use for the country’s broadest motor road race during Leg One on July 2.

Mike quoted consistent podium finisher Iñigo Anton as saying:  “Amazing! PETRON XCS works very well with our Vios Cup race cars and, of course, our road cars. It is good that Petron also supports local racing championships as it brings in more racers and a lot more competition.”

Said Red Diwa, a Super Sporting Class competitor: “The XCS fuel is the number 1 fuel in the Philippines. There was no power drop from start to finish and it was very strong and powerful.”

From Joaquin Garrido, Sporting Class rounds 1 and 2 winner for Leg 1: “It is a very, very good fuel for racing and for the road as well! There was no difference in power for the whole race.”

And Gerald Loy, who finished first in the Super Sporting Class of the leg’s second round: “Ang XCS natin ok na ok. Kahit sobrang init, from start to finish, walang problema.”

Christine assures that with Petron XCS as the official fuel of the 2022 TGR Vios Cup, competitors are certain of enhanced engine power and responsiveness for the most optimal track performance.

And with the Petron blaze racing engine oil in harness, it keeps the oil stable even at extreme temperatures, as it likewise provides the ultimate protection from engine stress while maintaining superior engine cleanliness.

“Having served the fuel needs of the country for almost 90 years now,” said Christine, “only Petron has a deep understanding of the unique driving conditions on Philippine roads. Created by Filipinos for Filipinos, Petron fuels and lubricants are designed to meet the motoring needs of everyone, whether for everyday road use or on the highly-competitive racetrack.”

Toyota just continues to make the right choice.

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