Tuason Racing and Phoenix Pulse have recently concluded the first leg of their #Raceforfrontliners online sim racing event. The first leg alone consisted of 7 rounds of racing with winners from each getting prizes. The event has the goal in mind of helping out medical frontliners by raising money and by giving them food packs for every racer that joined. With almost 100 online racers in attendance, the event succeeded in its goal of not only helping medical frontliners but also by providing an exciting activity for race enthusiasts while staying at home. The first leg alone was able to raise P60,000 worth in donations and entries.
The event also featured the Phoenix Pulse Young Driver’s Program: Esports which was held last April 20, 2020. The first round of the event served as the elimination event to find the best new talents in the sim racing scene. The program’s ultimate goal is to find young and aspiring Filipino talents who can be trained and be ready for global competition.
The online race comes with a format of a 5-lap run of Suzuka Circuit East on the Playstation 4 game Gran Turismo Sport. All the racers were required to use a specific vehicle which was a GT86 limited edition with a manual transmission. Prior to the event, each entry was required to drive for at least 5-minutes in order for them to get a qualifying time which in turn would determine their starting position during the actual race.
Prizes for the winners consisted of fuel gift certificates (GC) from Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. With first-place finishers getting a P3,000 GC, second placers getting a P2,000 GC and third place winners getting a P1,000 GC. as well as merchandise from Tuason Racing. All podium finishers also get a Tuason Racing Gift Pack.