After 108 laps and 400 km, it was the #3 BMW-AutoPerformance M3 that took the FM1 Class and overall win at the GT Radial x 4 Oras ng Pilipinas. The endurance race organized by the Philippine Endurance Challenge (PEC) happened last June 4, 2017 at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC).
As the 4 hour race began, the #5 Parts Pro Racing Honda Civic driven by Tyson Sy and Paul Henderson Perez would hold onto the lead early on. But on the halfway mark, BMW-AutoPerformance took advantage of Parts Pro Racing's frequent pitstops to gain the lead.
With an hour left on the clock, Parts Pro Racing responded by increasing their pace. BMW-AutoPerformance managed to defend their position until the end, wherein Francis Aguila, Stefan Ramirez, and Enrique Hormillo crossed the finish line 1st overall. Parts Pro Racing settled for 2nd, while the #3 Centrum-Rainbird of Al Canete and Katherine Lim finished 3rd place.
For the FM2 Class, the silver #9 car of Steve Travers, Gaby Dela Merced, Sherwin Bargos, Ryan De Lara, and Mars Ocampo took 1st place covering 97 laps. Just 2 laps down, their teammates in the black #7 car shared by Robert Tan, Edward Dela Rosa, Andrew De Asis, Robbie Alvarez, and JC Baguisa crossed the line 2nd. Taking the last spot of the podium for their class was the #10 Honda Civic driven by John Diego, Ron Catindig, and Bubi Camus, which completed the race with 84 laps.
The next endurance race will be at the GT Radial x 8 Oras ng Pilipinas on November 25 to 26, 2017 at BRC.
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