AAP lauds top drivers of 2017 in 23rd Annual Motorsport Awards

AAP Motorsport Awards 2018

Philippine motorsport just keeps on growing and growing. A testament to this is the increasing number of awards the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) gives away during their Annual Motorsport Awards. And on its 23rd edition held last 5th of April 2018, the AAP gave away a total of 44 trophies which is a lot more than what they handed out last year.

The Annual Motorsport Awards is where the top race car drivers (and marshals) in Philippines are recognized for their exemplary performance over the past season. This covers local 4-wheeled events that includes circuit racing, karting, slalom, 4×4, plus the newly-added category for rallycross.

Aside from the staple awards, the AAP has also broaden its scope to acknowledge the achievements of Filipino drivers who have done well in international events. Amongst those who received silverware were those who participated in the Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship, Angie King in the Ferrari Challenge Asia, and Dexter Daquigan in the Classic Mini Championship Asia.

Of course, they didn’t forget to honor the very young finalists of the AAP Motorsport Development Program.

2017 Driver of the Year Awardees
Slalom | Milo Rivera
Karting | Jose Wilfredo John Dizon
Drag | Jonathan Tiu
Circuit | Patrichk Dela Rosa
Rallycross | David Feliciano
4×4 Off-Road Pro | Edison Dungca
4×4 Off-Road Production | Bomvet Santos

Philippine Touring Car Championship
Division 3 Class Champion | Paolo Santos
Division 2 Class Champion | Eduardo Suiza III
Division 1 Class Champion | Patrichk Dela Rosa

Rookie of the Year | Paolo Santos

National Slalom Series
Production Class Champion | Milo Rivera
Rear Wheel Class Champion | Milo Rivera
Novice Class Champion | Carlos Iñigo Anton
Front Wheel Class Champion | Carlos Iñigo Anton

National Karting Series
Cadet Class Champion | William John Riley Go
Mini ROK Class Champion | Joharry Suba
Junior Class Champion | Eduardo Coseteng Jr
Senior Class Champion | Jose Wilfredo John Dizon

Asian Karting Open Championship
Mini ROK Class Champion | Zachary David
Junior Class Champion | Eduardo Coseteng Jr
Senior Class Champion | Jacob Paolo Ang

FlatOut Race Series
Grid A Champion | Eduardo Suiza III
Grid B Champion | Andrew De Asis
Grid C Champion | Jack Saquilayan

Special Awards
Marshall of the Year | Arjay Atis
Marshall of the Year – Slalom | Cleto Calañada
FlatOut Race Series Overall Champion | Eduardo Suiza III
2017 Vios Cup Overall Champion | Daniel Miranda
MSDP Auto Gymkhana Overall Champion | Boodie Dabasol
GT300 Class Champion | Willie Torres

Achievement Awards
Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship | Milo Rivera
Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship | Carlos Anton
Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship | Carlos Iñigo Anton
Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship | Ernesto Moreno, IV
Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship | Dion Ortiz
Asian Auto Gymkhana Championship | Richard Gallardo
2017 Ferrari Challenge Asia | Angie King
2017 Classic Mini Championship Asia | Dexter Daquigan

AAP Motorsport Development Program 2017 Finalists
Carlos Iñigo Anton
Mika Baniqued
Paul Raymond Base
Tygr Espino
Carl Andre Perez