• June 13, 2024

More than 6,000 on-ground attendees and up to 2.6 million livestream viewers experienced heart-pumping action at the two-day Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival (TGR Festival) held at the Quirino Grandstand on August 23 and 24.

The motorsports event—dubbed by Toyota Motor Philippines as its “greatest gathering to celebrate all things Gazoo Racing”—is part of the mobility company’s 35th anniversary treat to customers and fans who have shown continuous love and support for the brand throughout the years.

Morizo, the racing alter-ego of Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda, showcased his driving and drifting skills behind the wheel of various Toyota race cars.

To kick things off, Morizo wowed the crowd with his mastery of the Toyota GR Yaris WRC rally car, where he entertained the crowd with donut maneuvers. He also joined the Gymkhana challenge using a Toyota GR 86, moved through a challenging course, and took lucky passengers for adrenaline-pumping rides.

Another highlight of the event were the performances of Toyota Gazoo Racing team Japanese champion racers Norihiko Katsuta and Masahiro Sasaki. They brought along their legendary race cars— a Toyota WRC Yaris and a Red Bull GR Corolla—which conquered the rally courses of global racing events. 

Local racing stars Alex Perez, Luis Gono, Marlon Stockinger, and celebrity racer Ryan Agoncillo also participated in the event with TGR performance cars such as the GR Supra, GR Yaris, and GR 86.

Local racers likewise showcased a clash of skills at the Gymkhana Time Attack and Drifting Competition.

Fun and excitement did not end with the exhibitions and racing competitions as the festival ground was adorned with GR merchandise such as caps, shirts, jackets, and other souvenirs. The crowd was also treated to an electrifying lineup of live performances from BGYO, Ely Buendia, Ben&Ben, Parokya ni Edgar, and Kamikazee.

Missed the live action or simply want to relive the event? Play back the livestream at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines‘ Facebook Page.

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