MANILA, Philippines — At the Porsche Design Manila’s 50th Anniversary party in Okada Manila, CEO Hans Yao announced that Brian Poe-Llamanzares would be racing under the banner of the prestigious brand.
Brian says it is an honor to compete as a rookie alongside the country’s fastest racers at the Radical SR1 Cup.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have been given this opportunity thanks to my sponsor and team. I wouldn’t have been able to race without their help.”
The Radical SR1 Cup is the most thrilling and fast-paced club racing competition in the United Kingdom. It is run by Radical Motorsports, the most successful manufacturer of racing and track cars in the world, which has sold more than 2,000 vehicles throughout the globe in the last two decades.
Poe-Llamanzares began his racing career when he started teaming up with Radical Cars in January 2022 and began training under racing veteran Marlon Stockinger.
Moreover, Poe-Llamanzares also recognized the possibility that motor racing would develop into a popular spectator sport in the Philippines, and Radical Cars would one day emerge as the strongest player in professional motor racing in the country.
“Sports in general provide jobs and inspiration. People don’t realize that racing is a team sport. You need to employ a full team of engineers and mechanics. It’s a good ecosystem for employment and can attract businesses to the country, like the F1 series, which takes place all over the world,” he said.
Poe-Llamanzares believes that the British SR1 provides the best platform for future F1 drivers to learn in the Philippines. It is his lifelong objective as a young entrepreneur and one of the most sought-after young racers to promote Filipino talent and enterprises through public service or commercial enterprises.
The Radical SR1 Cup Philippines is scheduled to take place at Clark International Speedway on August 26-28 and October 21-23, 2022, as well as at the Batangas Racing Circuit on September 23-25, 2022.