Team Mazda Philippines wins Kalayaan Cup 12-hour race


Mazda’s local racing division, Team Mazda Philippines, has won the recently held Petron Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Challenge.

Known as the country’s ultimate proving ground for both man and machine, the Kalayaan Cup pit Team Mazda Philippines against other tough competitors in a 12-hour non-stop race.

Veteran race drivers Allan Uy, Marc Soong, and Aaron Guevarra, along with Gaby dela Merced raced a near showroom stock Mazda Miata. The team won six trophies with wins in Class 1 and Open A categories for both the 4-hour Kagitingan Cup race and the 12-hour Makabayan Cup.


“We are extremely proud of this achievement of the team and our Mazda MX-5,” says Mazda Philippines President and CEO Steven Tan.

“The results this year show that speed, reliability, and fuel efficiency all have to be present to ensure victory in this race. With all these on hand, the MX-5 allowed our drivers to confidently race and keep a competitive pace all throughout the 12-hours. Surely, this championship win was made possible with the hardworking crew, the amazing team spirit we demonstrated, and our belief that we have the best car in the field to give us the best results,” Tan added.


The Petron Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Challenge took place on June 12, 2012, at the Clark International Speedway. This marked the return of the racing event after taking a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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