It’s all guts and glory for young driver Estefano Rivera as he dominated this year’s Giti Formula V1 Challenge by bagging the series’ overall championship title. Driving for team Obengers/Toyota Otis, Rivera made sure to exert consistent efforts in order to come out on top, not only in Pro Class but also in all of the 3races in the event’s final round for 2019.
Held last October 19 and 20 at the 4.2 km long Clark International SPeedway in Pampanga, the final round of the 2019 Giti Formula V1 Challenge was made colorful with tons of on-track action in all of its 3 races. And it all started with the Qualifying Time Trial.
Qualifying Time Trial
Ryo Yamada of team CleanFuel Racing led the Pro Class time sheets by registering a best lap time of 2:11.403. Following him was Rivera who managed to stop the clock at 2:11.530. Qualifying 3rd was Stefan Ramirez of team Ensport/Fourth Floor Racing with his best lap time of 2:12.431.
Meanwhile in Am Class, team OTR Racing’s Red Diwa landed 1st with a time of 2:12.200. On his trail was Alex Brown of Obengers/AEG/Toyota Balintawak who would start off in 2nd place with a best qualifying time of 2:12.734. As for team CleanFuel Racing’s Dominic Roque, the celebrity-turned-professional racer would register a best time of 2:12.569 to start Race 1 in 3rd.