Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of The Morgan Motor Company
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KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is a Hong Kong-based motorsport services group that competes in top-tier championships such as Formula Nippon, Super GT300, Formula 3, Formula Masters China, Formula Pilota, Chinese Touring Car Championships (CTCC), and Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia. But in 2013, they're about to embark in a new endeavor as they take on the challenge of Le Mans
For their new campaign in sports car endurance racing, they've recently acquired a Morgan LMP2 chassis from OAK Racing's constructor department, Onroak Automotive. The chassis is constructed from a carbon fiber monocoque and weights as little as 925 kg. No details have been mentioned about its powertrain, but current LMP2 regulations allow for naturally aspirated 5.0L eight-cylinder engines or turbocharged 3.2L six-cylinders.
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Here we go again boys and girls. Tuason Racing School (TRS) is on the lookout for the next batch of Champions of the Future (COF). This grassroots training program will take aspiring kids aged 7 to 13 years old and turn them into real race car drives. Learn how to race go karts in a well-organized, cost-effective, safe, and fun environment that's created to bring out the driving talent in every child.
The Karting Clinics will be held at none other than the country's premier international go-kart track in Carmona, Cavite. There, students will be taught the basics of racing, racing discipline, and other techniques under the tutelage of multi-titled racing champion JP Tuason.
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Wanna learn how to race with the big boys, but stay within your own budget and pace? Circuit Showdown is the country's fastest-growing track day event that combines Touring Car racing and Time Attack competition, and this is where future Filipino racing champions are made. Open to all types of cars and drivers, all you need is a driver's license and a helmet, and you're ready to hit the track either in the Grid Race of Time Attack.
Ready to race? Start your engines and strap on for the 2013 season of Circuit Showdown. Here's the full 2013 Race Schedule:
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Porsche AG
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The current 997-based 911 GT3 Cup Car has been in use for around eight years now, and it's about time for a fresh new model to come take its place. So when the seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera came into light late last year, it sort of gave us an idea of what their next race car will look like. Well, here it is. This is the new 991-based 911 GT3 Cup Car that will blow your socks off starting in 2013. But more importantly, it's a good indication what the next road-going 911 GT3 will shape up to be when it hits Porsche showrooms in the very near future.
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of www.raceofchampions.com
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After the end of each season, the best of the best racing drivers (and, more recently, motorcycle riders) from around the world come and race against each other to find out who really is the fastest of them all. Hosting the competition since 1988, this is the Race of Champions (ROC); and for the past 25 years, there has only one tire brand that has taken these champions to the chequered flag: Michelin.
This year, the ROC moves to the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, where the biggest names from Formula 1, WRC, MotoGP, IndyCar, sports car endurance racing, V8 Supercars, and X-Games battle it out in identical machinery from December 14 to 16, 2012.
Words by Gracey Maquiniana | Photos courtesy of Isuzu Motorsports
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Isuzu’s motorsport division has built their most powerful pick-up ever to compete in the world's toughest off-road race, the Dakar Rally. The team will race a purpose-built Isuzu D-Max in the T2 Cross-Country car class for production vehicles which will be piloted by Australian Bruce Garland with countrymen Harry Suzuki taking on navigator duties. Together, they will be attempting covering over 8,000 kilometers over the most difficult terrains of Peru, Argentina, and Chile in just 14 days; hopefully finishing in first.
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Only weeks after Hyundai announced their return to the World Rally Championship (WRC), Ford and MINI have, sadly, declared that both their factory-backed teams are exiting the championship after the 2012 season. Citing different reasons for their departure, the news has burst our bubble as we had hoped that the WRC will finally return to its glory days with VW and Toyota joining the field next year.
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When was the last time you heard the words Hyundai and motorsports in the same sentence? Well, for most of you, probably never. But did you know that the Korean automaker used to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC) back in 1999 with a four-wheel-drive Accent hatchback? Unfortunately, with limited success and a tight budget, they were forced to pull out after the 2003 season. 
But at the opening of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Hyundai proudly announced their return to the WRC with the i20. According to Mark Hall, Hyundai Motor Europe's Marketing Director: “Our participation will demonstrate Hyundai's engineering excellence and durability, and will also help to enhance our passenger vehicles in future."
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