GAC Motor Racing Team once again proved GA4’s durability and outstanding performance following a dominant showing at the recently concluded 2021 Petron Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Challenge.
Bannered by drivers Andre Tan, Milo Rivera, Kody Ng, Patrick Mendoza, and Brennan Lim, the GAC Motor Racing Team bagged the 2021 Kagitingan Cup 6-hour race Championship and the 2021 Kalayaan Cup 4-hour race Championship both in Open B Category, aside from earning runner-up honors in the premier 12-hour race.
Driving a GAC GA4 1.5 MT, the GAC team, with the four drivers alternately taking turns at the wheel, performed flawlessly and managed to climb up from 11th place to 2nd place in the 12-hour race. With over two hours left on the clock, Rivera kept the GAC team's 4-lap lead over Mike Potenciano of Mark Young Racing Cars all the way to the finish.
“We knew they had a faster car, and had a faster pace. They were really pushing to catch up to us since they were a few laps behind. When Mike was approaching, the plan was to try to delay his charge as much as possible, and buy us more time especially with the race on its closing stages. He used his power and the car’s power to take advantage of it, but the objective was attained, that was to buy us some time, and give, I guess, people something to enjoy for quite a while,” said Milo Rivera.
Apart from earning the 2nd spot at the 12-hour race, GAC Motor Racing Team also bagged the 2021 Kagitingan Cup 6-hour race Championship and the 2021 Kalayaan Cup 4-hour race Championship Title both in Open B Category.