2016 Vios Cup Leg 2 Report:The Official Race Result

Written by: Drei Laurel, Top Gea
Photos by: Top Gear
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For the second leg of the 2016 season of the Vios Cup last weekend, Toyota Motor Philippines decided to hold the one-make race series south of Metro Manila--in Filinvest City in Alabang, to be exact. The venue was literally the tightest leg in the competition's three-year history, with some sections of the track barely able to accommodate two cars running side by side.

Not surprisingly, 2015 champ Andres Calma maintained his lead in the Super Sporting Class with another great day behind the wheel. He finished in the top spot in Races 1 and 2. Dominic Ochoa wound up in second place in both races, while Raymond Ronquillo and Allan Uy each grabbed a third-place spot in the two races. If Calma can maintain his level of performance in the next legs, he'll be the event's first-ever back-to-back champion.

The top results for the Sporting Class were identical in both rounds, possibly due to the difficulty of overtaking on such a tight track. Sean Velasco edged out Miko Maristela, JV Ejercito and Steve Bicknell in Races 1 and 2 on his way to a pair of first-place finishes. The latter three placed second, third and fourth in both rounds. Race 1 began in chaotic fashion as a pileup ensued after a vehicle failed to start due to mechanical problems. In another surprising turn of events, former promotional class driver Sam YG was able to snag the fastest lap time overall despite failing to finish any of the races.

In the Promotional Class, Jinno Rufino continued to establish himself as the new celebrity standout with two more convincing victories. Marc Martinez and Bobby Pangilinan finished second and third in Race 1, while Martinez would surrender second-spot honors to Aira Medrano in Race 2. Newcomer Jericho Rosales continued to improve, taking home fastest lap honors in the class, while crowd-favorite Arci Muñoz finally made her debut on the grid.

Can Andres Clama maintain his hot streak in the coming races? Find out in the third leg of the 2016 Toyota Vios Cup. Below are the official results from the just-concluded second leg.

 

2016 Toyota Vios Cup
Leg 2
CLASS POSITION DRIVER
RACE 1    
Promotional Class 1st place Jinno Rufino
  2nd place Marc Martinez
  3rd place Bobby Pangilinan
Sporting Class 1st place Sean Velasco
  2nd place Miko Maristela
  3rd place JV Ejercito
 Super Sporting Class  1st place Andres Calma
  2nd place Dominic Ochoa
  3rd place  Raymond Ronquillo 
RACE 2    
Promotional Class 1st place Jinno Rufino
  2nd place Aira Medrano
  3rd place Marc Martinez
Sporting Class 1st place Sean Velasco
  2nd place Miko Maristela
  3rd place JV Ejercito
Super Sporting Class 1st place Andres Calma
  2nd place Dominic Ochoa
  3rd place Allan Uy
SPECIAL AWARDS    
AVT Best Male Celebrity Driver Jinno Rufino
  Best Female Celebrity Driver Joyce Pring
Brembo Driver of the Day Andres Calma
  Most Improved Celebrity Driver Jericho Rosales
Bridgestone Andrenaline Rush Joyce Pring
  Catch Me If You Can Phoemela Baranda
Denso  Fastest Lap (Super Sporting Class)  Andres Calma
  Fastest Lap (Sporting Class) Sam YG
  Fastest Lap (Promotional Class) Aira Medrano
Motul Slingshot Award Robert Lilles
  Stunner of the Day Phoemela Baranda