Circuit city: The 5 most popular race tracks in the country

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For many motorsports fans, nothing beats the experience of being on the race track. The smell of rubber, the throng of people, and the excitement of seeing cars, or motorcycles, duke it out on the track.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are some of Philippines' popular race tracks?

    The country's popular race tracks include CIS, BRC, CRT, PIC, and TCH.
  • Which of these tracks have FIA Grade 4 accreditation level?

    They are CIS and BRC.
  • The Philippines is home to several race tracks, and today, we’re going to take a look at some of the country’s circuits.

    1. Clark International Speedway.

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    Clark International Speedway (CIS) is one of Philippines’ busiest race tracks. The circuit is located at Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat and has been host to numerous car and motorcycle racing events like the Toyota Vios Cup and the Philippine Superbike Championship.

    The 4.2km race track challenges drivers with 18 turns and has a Grade 4 accreditation level from the FIA.

    2. Batangas Racing Circuit.

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    Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) is a popular racetrack for motorsports fans in the South. Like the aforementioned CIS, BRC also played host to important race events in the Philippines such as Formula Toyota, Toyota Corolla Cup, and the Philippine Superbike Championship.

    Here’s an old picture of me at BRC.

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    The racetrack can be found in Barrio Maligaya in Rosario and offers a 3.7-km circuit with 10 turns. It also has a Grade 4 accreditation level from the FIA.

    3. Carmona Race Track.

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    Quite a short circuit, the Carmona Race Track (CRT) is a racecourse built for motorbike racing and karting. The track has nine turns and is about 1.09-km long.

    It’s located in Carmona, Cavite.

    4. Palawan International Circuit.

    Like the abovementioned CRT, the Palawan International Circuit (PIC) is also mainly used to host motorcycle, go-kart, and scooter racing events. It has a total length of 1.300km and has 15 turns.

    PIC is located in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa.

    5. Tarlac Circuit Hill.

    One of the newest racetracks in the country, Tarlac Circuit Hill (TCH) offers a 1.5-km course with 15 turns. The circuit is located within the Tarlac Recreational Park in San Jose, Tarlac and is a popular venue for motorcycle races.

    Photos from Paulo Papa and CIS, BRC, and CRT's Facebook Pages

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