Toyota Motor Philippines has announced the launch of its latest online E-Sports program – the GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines.
Online racing's popularity has increased exponentially in the past months due to the safety hazards of mass gatherings such as physical races.
“Safety of our customers, employees, and fans are always at the top of our priority,” said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto. “But we also recognize the value of waku-doki spirit in everyone! This is a great way to sustain the excitement of motorsports program in the Philippines in a safe environment.”
The GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines is an e-racing event under Toyota’s Gazoo Racing motorsports program. The event will be held solely online and will be open to the public, ages 18 and above. “Finally, Toyota fans can participate in our sports program at the comfort and safety of their own homes. We also expect this activity to reach a wider and younger audience, based on the profile of gamers.” The online e-race, using Toyota’s legendary sports car icon, the GR Supra, is expected to start in July 2020. Winners of the e-race will get a chance to participate in the regional finals, the GR Supra GT Cup – Asia.
E-Sports in the Philippines has grown in popularity over the years. The addition of E-sports programs in various international competitions, producing Filipino medalists, has further legitimized the sport.
The GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines is Toyota’s fun and safe alternative to its annual Vios Racing Festival.
“We look forward to a better 2021 Vios Racing Festival Season where we can go back to the tracks again and feel the heat and excitement. But for now, we invite everyone to join the GR Supra GT Cup Asia E-Sports Program,” Okamoto concluded.