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Vios Cup continues to excite on third leg

Total VP for Retail Christophe Wittmann witnesses races


After an exciting first and second leg, more than 50 participants – comprised of seasoned drivers and celebrity guests – returned to the racetrack at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga last September 15 and 16, for the third leg of the Vios Cup.

In the first race of the celebrity class, Fabio Ide battled it out with Dominique Roque and inched his way to first place, while Jasmine Curtis Smith came in with a cool third finish. In Race 2, Roque redeemed himself and got the top spot, overcoming Ide and Troy Montero, who came in second and third, respectively. The ladies, Gretchen Ho, Aubrey Miles and Curtis Smith won fourth, fifth and sixth places, respectively. For their impressive performances on the racetrack Fabio Ide and Ella Cruz nabbed the Total Excellium High Performance Racer awards, while the Total Excellium Super Sporting Class was won by Dominic Ochoa and Jet Calderon.

  • From left: Flery Ching, Total SFS Manager; Chito Medina, Total AVP for Retail; TMP President, Satoru Suzuki; Christophe Wittman, Total VP for Retail; and Cecile Sabido-Ang, Total Head of Retail Marketing.

    The Round 1 races saw victories for Willem Waltheer for the Promotional Class, Dominic Ochoa (Total Excellium Super Sporting Class), and Mark Sy (Sporting Class). In the second round, Roy Bunag won first place in the Promotional Class, Sean Velasco (Sporting Class) and Jette Calderon (Total Excellium Super Sporting Class).

    For the duration of the entire race, TOTAL delivered on its promise to bring to life the true spirit of Waku-Doki (“heart racing fun” in Japanese). And with Total Excellium, racers enjoyed greater confidence and exceptional performance on the asphalt as Total’s flagship fuel had proven to be the most suitable for intense races such as the Vios Cup.

    Christophe Wittmann, Total’s Vice President for Retail, was present at the Toyota Vios Cup Season 4- Leg 3 races. While not as a driver, Wittmann was happy to watch and was amazed by the sheer talent and pure energy shown on the racetrack.

    “Total is proud to be a partner of such races, because we’re not only a global leader in fuel technology, we pride ourselves in being a partner of the everyday Filipino,” said Wittmann. “In addition to providing drivers and motorists innovative fuels and products for their daily automotive needs, Total helps Filipino racers celebrate their passions through unique events and opportunities. This is why Total decided to partner up with Toyota for the Vios Cup, because we want to bring you closer to the things that excite you and matter to you.”

    Total primed the participating vehicles and protected their the engines, promising a smoother and safer ride.

    The fourth leg of the Toyota Vios Cup will be held on Nov. 24-25, at the Clark International Speedway. Catch the stars and the enjoy the intense drives, made more exciting by Total.

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