2016 Vios Cup set to race at Filinvest

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The second leg of the 2016 Vios Cup is set to happen on May 21 to 22 at the Filinvest, Muntinlupa City

MANILA, Philippines – The second leg of the 2016 Vios Cup is set to happen from May 21 to 22 at Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

After taking the heat to various locations across the Philippines, Toyota looks forward to bringing back the waku-doki or adrenaline-pumping motorsports experience to Metro Manila.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) President Satoru Suzuki shared: “In each season of the Vios Cup, Toyota makes it a point to stage thiswaku-doki festival in Manila: from McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio, to the Bayside area of Mall of Asia in Pasay, [and] now to Filinvest City in Alabang. This 2016, we decided to bring it to a new venue in order for the motoring enthusiasts here in the south of Manila be able to witness the fun that motorsports bring.”

This year, there will be a total of 52 racers composed of 44 individual teams and 8 celebrity racers. Race grids will consist of 3 main categories: Super Sporting Class, Sporting Class, and Promotional Class, with each category crowning respective champions.

Motorsports fans and spectators can expect celebrity drivers such as incoming season racer Arci Muñoz, Jericho Rosales, Sam YG, Joyce Pring, Phoemela Baranda, Fabio Ide, and Jinno Rufino. The event program will be hosted by racers and motorsports enthusiasts James Deakin and Gaby dela Merced.

The Toyota Vios Cup promises nothing short of waku-doki all the way. There will be food trucks and kiddie activities for the whole family to enjoy at Filinvest City. Fans will also get to meet and greet drift king Keiichi Tsuchiya from the Fast and the Furious film franchise, as he returns to Manila to perform a special and exclusive drifting exhibition for everyone.

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 Vios Cup:




MAY 21, 2016 (SATURDAY)

8:00AM -1230PM

Official Practice

All Classes

2:00PM – 4:00PM

Qualifying Time Trial


5:10PM – 6:00PM

Motorcade / Meet & Greet with Racers

Filinvest, Alabang

MAY 22, 2016 (SUNDAY)


Opening of Gates



Start of Program

Drifting Exhibitions by Keiichi Tsuchiya

11:00AM -5:00PM

Race Proper


6:00PM – 7:00PM

Awarding Ceremony