RIVERA BROTHERS SHINE IN ENDURANCE RACE
RIVERA brothers, Milo and Estefano, led their teams to victory in the Petron Philippine Endurance Challenge 8 Oras ng Pilipinas held last weekend at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.
Estefano Rivera drove for Team Shell Helix Ultra Big Chill Team with Andrew Tan and Paolo Santos to win
“It was a very intense and dramatic eight-hour endurance race for all of us,” Estefano said after the race. “Every hour was a mental test for all of us, from the drivers, mechanics and other team members. All in all, it was a great team effort all the way and we are just blessed to
With more than 30 cars participating, last weekend’s grid was the biggest ever for a local endurance race, an indication that local motor sports is on an upswing.
The Honda Civic FD of Estefano and his team had to work
Milo Rivera, Michael Tuason, Louie Ramirez and Ferdie Ong of TRS 2 team driving the FV1 prototype car posted the most number of laps and won the Open class awards.
Another big winner was the dream team of Car Porn Racing and Parts Pro of Angie King, Carlos Anton, Allan Uy and Tyson Sy. They all shared the new Mazda Miata and won FM1 and FM2 classes for a third overall.
Team Autoperformance Victor Hardware took second overall after their BMW M3 suffered engine trouble that necessitated a complete overhaul overnight.
Team manager and lead driver Francis Aguila, Stefan Ramirez, SJ Park and George Apacible, though they threaded lightly for the whole race, took overall in the 2018 Endurance Championship.
Estefano Rivera and his team finished first overall in the eight-hour endurance race. TRS 2 team’s FV1 prototype car.