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The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), the country's motorsports authority, publishes the complete 2013 Philippine Motorsports Calendar that covers circuit racing, slalom, and karting.
 
This year's main championships include the Philippine GT, Philippine Touring Car Championship (PTCC), RMSC's National Slalom Series, National Karting Series, and Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC). However, we noticed that the Hillclimb Series and RallyEKross - both organized by Edgen Dy-Liacco - are missing from this year's calendar. Also, do care to note that two- and three-wheeled motorsport disciplines are not sanctioned by the AAP, as well as independently-run series' such as the Lateral Drift Championship and Circuit Showdown.
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In cooperation with the Australian NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), under the Global NCAP initiative, a home-grown testing program is set to begin this April in Malaysia to verify the safety of vehicles sold in South East Asia. Called the ASEAN NCAP, this initiative is a joint effort involving the Automobile Associations of Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.
 
This is in recognition that region-specific models and variants are not identical to models sold outside the region, and is in response to the growing need for crash-safety certification in South East Asia. The ASEAN NCAP standard will closely follow the Euro-NCAP and A-NCAP standards, with a 65 km/h offset frontal crash test. Special attention will also be paid to base models that may not be equipped with airbags and other safety equipment deemed mandatory in more developed markets like Europe. This test is more stringent than the current 56 km/h Chinese NCAP offset-frontal test, though that is also set to be increased to 64 km/h later this year.
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The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), the country's motorsports authority, has just published the complete Philippine motorsports calendar for 2012 covering almost anything and everything on four wheels. Under its affiliated clubs, AAP sanctions all motorsport competitions in six disciplines: circuit racing, karting, slalom, car rally, rally cross, and 4WD off-rod racing. 
 
Big races in store for this year are the Philippine GT, Philippine Touring Car Championship (PTCC), RMSC's National Slalom Series, Hillclimb Series, RallyEKross, National Karting Series, and Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC). These championshipo will visit the country's premier race tracks such as the Clark International Speedway (CIS), Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC), and Carmona Race Track (CRT).
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The 1st leg of the Race Motorsports Club's National Slalom Series starts this Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Robinsons Nova Market parking lot in Quezon City. With a lot of adrenaline-packed slalom racing action in store, newbies, car clubs, and race car drivers are all invited to join and compete in Sunday's exhilarating race.  
   
Registration starts at 8 am and practice will begin at 11 am. A free slalom clinic will also be provided from 9 to 10 am in the morning for beginners. Then at 11:30 am, lights turn green as the official runs gets going. Expect loads of fuel-burning and tire-screeching action as some of the country's most talented drivers tear up the track. Competing in this year's series are Dr. Peewee Mendiola of Bill Chill Racing, Ernie Moreno of Autofastion Team, Dwight Kevin Carlos, Donber Bumatay and Nino Sarte of DKC/T Factory, and Stephen Pelayo of Team Ultimate. Other teams will also join in the fray from Mitsu Lancer Phils., Circle Cy Racing Group, Street Legal, C Auto Performance, and Grupo Toyota. 

Come and experience first-hand some of the country's most breath-taking slalom action and this just might be your chance to be a real race car driver. Special discounts from the event's sponsors are also in store during the race for first timers and car club members. See you this Sunday and get ready to race til' you drop!
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