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Aside from Alonso, Vettel, Button, and Schumacher, the Porsche SC Global Carrera Cup Asia will also be lining up on the grid at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore this weekend. Held as a support race to the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore GP, this will be Round 9 of the 11-race 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season. 
 
A record 28 identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will race around the 5.073 km track prior to the start of the main GP. Though they won't be racing at night, the drivers will only have 12 laps to fight it out for the top spot of the podium - making this a tough dogfight to the finish.
Words by Niky Tamayo | Photos courtesy of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
 
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On the off-season, many Formula One drivers compete in various athletic events. Most notably, former world champion Jenson Button recently competed in an Iron Man 70.3 in Cebu, right before flying back to Belgium and winning his second race of the year.
 
While most fans can tell you who Jenson Button is, not many know of Alex Zanardi. His unremarkable Formula One career was beset by bad luck and bad timing. Instead, he is best known for his back-to-back world championships in the American CART series (now known as Champ Car) in the late 90’s. 
 
In those days, “Mister Donut” was known for exceptional race craft and daring overtakes. He would celebrate each victory by spinning his racer on track. In this latest victory, he instead held it high over his head. Not hard to do, as his racing hand-cycle is very light.
  
For this former world champion and double amputee, very few victories have ever been as sweet.
Photos courtesy of G-Force Racing Academy
 
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After a great first outing at the famed Nürburgring in Germany, Tuason Racing School (TRS) founder and President, JP Tuason was invited to return to the next round of the Porsche Sports Cup, scheduled on August 3 to 5, at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium - the very same track used in the Formula 1 Grand Prix calendar.
 
Tuason will drive a 2011-spec Porsche 911 GT3 prepared by G-Force Racing Academy. The multi-awarded racecar driver is hoping to do a repeat performance of his previous race where he posted the best time in his division.
 
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After nine action-packed rounds and one new champion in 2011, the Lateral Drift Championship is finally ready to get sideways this 2012, starting with the 1st Round this Saturday, July 28, at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. The tire-burning action begins promptly at 1:00 PM and last through the night until 8:00 PM. Admission is free to anyone who wants to see these monsters burn up some rubber. 
 
Get ready for the 7th year running of the Philippines' premier drifting series. This season will have a full calendar of six rounds that will begin this July and last until the month of November. Four of the rounds will be held in the heart of Manila at the Quirino Grandstand, while the remaining two will take the challenge back to the Clark International Circuit in Pampanga.
 
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With over 60 entrants for the Time Trial event and 25 cars in the main Grid Race hailing from as far as Cebu and Davao City, the fifth leg of the 2012 GT Radial - Circuit Showdown kicked off last July 7, 2012 at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC). Once again, all eyes were on Carlos Anton who was aiming for his fifth consecutive win in the Time Trial Open Class. But, series newcomer Stephano Marcelo in his Mitsubishi EVO VII rose up to the challenge and broke Anton's reign.
 
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In 2011, team Luk Jao Mae Khlong Prapa of Dhurakij Pubdit University Thailand set a new record at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia by traveling 2,213.4 km on one liter of fuel - beating the previous year's record by almost 700 kms. It was a feat no one thought was beatable. But a year later, the team from Thailand returned to the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and proved that they can go further. 
 
Equivalent of driving from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi in just one liter of fuel, team Luk Jao Mae Khlong Prapa beat their 2011 record by a further 689.6 kms at the Shell Eco-marathon 2012 with a mileage of 2,903 km/l. Meanwhile, Proto from the De La Salle University - Manila (DLSU - M) and TIP Mileage from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (IP) also took home awards for the country. 
Words by Niky Tamayo
 
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Some people say he has terrible taste in shoes, and that he sold out when he spanked a monkey in his last movie. Which may or may not be true. All we know for sure is, he’s called Ken Block.
 
Motorheads across the world have thrilled to the antics of Ken Block over the past few years and the build up in frenzy for each new Gymkhana film is matched only by the furore over Jeremy Clarkson’s waggling jowls on camera. Yet, after the gimmicky, overproduced Gymkhana 4 failed to capture the raw horsepower and adrenaline of Gymkhana 3 (the most-viewed DC Shoes Commercial to date), the question was: “What’s left?” What could be bigger than having the huge Universal Studios lot as your playground?
 
I know! Let’s try closing an entire city down for a few days’ worth of hooning! San Francisco, say hello to Gymkhana 5.
 
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Flynn Jackes is not your typical 9-year-old boy. He races go karts in his free time and began his racing career back in 2010 at the Castrol Champions of the Future karting program - the grassroots karting program of Tuason Racing School (TRS). And last July 1, 2012, Jackes made history by winning the Asian Karting Open Championships (AKOC) - Mini Rock Division in Macau. He was also the only Filipino to finish in the top three spots of the karting series.
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