Wanna see these cars and "Morizo" himself in action? Ready your cameras! The Toyota GR Festival is about to happen

August 17, 2023

If you’re a motorsports fan, you might want to block August 23 and 24 on your calendar! No, there won’t be any serious sanctioned and official wheel-to-wheel action happening. However, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is gearing up for the Gazoo Racing Festival, and it’s something pretty darn close to make you want to charge your cameras to 100% and find your way to the Quirino Grand Stand in Manila.

Best part is… admission is FREE! And it all starts by signing up here.

Racers, enthusiasts, car owners, and those who love seeing performance cars pushed to the limits are all invited to witness world-class driving exhibitions led by Morizo (the racing pseudonym of Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda) on August 23, together with international racers Katsuta Norihiko and Sasaki Masahiro, both excellent drivers of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Team. The team will bring world class rally exhibitions on Philippine grounds, with the legendary TGR race cars, the Toyota WRC Yaris and Red Bull GR Corolla.

They will also be joined by Philippine racing pride, Alex Perez, Luis Gono and TGR Ambassador Marlon Stockinger who will also exhibit their skills in drifting and gymkhana using the GR Supra, GR Yaris and GR 86. Celebrity Ryan Agoncillo will also take part in the driving action as the representative of Team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines of the TGR Vios Cup.

Spectators of the TGR Fest will not only see the GR Supra, GR Yaris and GR 86 drive through the tracks, they will also get a chance to ride shotgun on these cars with the pro racers. Car afficionados can also see GR race cars being prepared and serviced at the pit for better appreciation of racing teamwork and technical expertise. Official GR merchandise will also be displayed and made available for sale at the GR Garage for everyone who wants to keep the GR spirit within them.

The fun and thrill do not stop on tracks as local bands and artists take the stage to perform for the TGR Festival audience. Filipino crowd favorite Ben & Ben will be headlining the first day with entertainment together with OPM legend, Ely Buendia. On August 24, it will be back-to-back rock performances from Parokya ni Edgar and Kamikazee. More artists and personalities will join them, including TGR Vios Cup racers to bring energy to the crowd.

On August 24, the best of the best sim racers of the 2023 season of the TGR Gran Turismo Cup (GT Cup) will face-off at the Grandstand until the three champions are determined. The winners of this TGR GT Cup National Finals will move on to represent the country in the Asia Regional Rounds.

Join and be part of the crowd’s roaring cheers in the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Festival 2023, admission is free. To get the latest updates about TGR Festival 2023, follow TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.