Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), organizer of the long-running one-make-race series TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup, has announced changes in the race schedule for the 2021 season.
Debuting last July after a 2020 hiatus, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup is slated to resume with its second of three legs on September 11, 2021. However due to the current quarantine protocols and increase in COVID-19 cases in the country, TMP has decided to move the second race weekend on October 16 to prioritize the health and safety of participants. This also allows racers and teams to have more time to prepare for the races.
“As committed when we opened the 2021 race season, the safety and well-being of our participants and partners will be our top priority. In view of the current surge in COVID-19 cases and the enforcement of new quarantine guidelines, we decided it is best for everyone to move the 2nd leg originally scheduled on September 11 to a latter date – October 16,“ said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto.
“We look forward to seeing you on the next race weekend in October. For now, we would like to remind everyone to stay safe and strictly follow safety and precautionary measures,” he added.
While waiting for the second leg, race fans can rewatch the action from the first race weekend on TMP’s official Facebook and Youtube channels – Toyota Motor Philippines and Toyota Gazoo Racing PH.