AAP recognizes top drivers in 21st Annual Motorsport Awards

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AAP 21st Annual Motorsport Awards

Every year the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) gives recognition the top drivers in the country – each one a champion in their respective discipline. And on its 21st edition, a total of 32 trophies were given away to these brave individuals at the Annual Motorsport Awards held last 7th of April 2016.

The awards cover multiple disciplines which includes Karting, Drag Racing, Circuit, Slalom, and 4×4 Off-Roading – races which are sanctioned by the AAP, the FIA-affiliated governing body for four-wheeled motorsports.

More specifically, the recipients were 2015 class champions (and runner-ups) of the National Karting Series, Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC), National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC), Philippine Touring Car Championship (PTCC), National Slalom Series, and Outdoor Challenge Philippines.

There were also special awards for the 2015 Toyota Vios Cup Champion, Marshal of the Year, and finalists of the AAP’s Motorsports Development Program. But the most prestigious of them all are the Driver of the Year Awards.

2015 Driver of the Year Awardees
Slalom | Medarlo Emilio Rivera
Karting | Gabriel Cabrera
Drag | Martin Manalo
Circuit | Richmon Dela Rosa
4×4 Off-Road | Bomvet SJ Santos

National Karting Series
Cadet Class Champion | Christopher Joaquin Garrido
Mini ROK Class Champion | Eduardo Coseteng Jr.
Junior Class Champion | Jacob Ang
Senior Class Champion | Gabriel Cabrera

Asian Karting Open Championship
Cadet Class Champion | Christopher Joaquin Garrido
Mini ROK Class Champion | Eduardo Coseteng Jr.
Junior Class Champion | Jacob Ang
Senior Class Champion | Michael Jordan

Philippine Touring Car Championship
Division 3 Class Champion | Ivan Kailer Diaz
Division 3 Class 1st Runner-up | Joginder Sin
Division 3 Class 2nd Runner-up | Edwin Rodriguez

Division 2 Class Champion | Patrichk Dela Rosa
Division 2 Class 1st Runner-up | Dindo De Jesus
Division 2 Class 2nd Runner-up | NR Joaquin

Division 1 Class Champion | Richmon Dela Rosa
Division 1 Class 1st Runner-up | Walter Zamora
Division 1 Class 2nd Runner-up | Paolo Mantolino

Rookie of the Year | NR Joaquin

Philippine GT Championship
GT 300 Class Champion | Willie Torres

Special Awards
2015 Vios Cup Overall Champion | Andres Calma
Marshall of the Year | Ariel “Azon” Esteban

AAP Motorsport Development Program 2015 Finalists
Jero Consing
Polo Bautista
Paolo Santos
Chenee Jimenez
Bernard Michael Santos
Raymond Cudala