Team GTO composed of only 2 cars and 2 drivers this time... but the camaraderie with the Davao and Gensan group of Racers is non-quantifiable.
The object for the team in this race is to prove that it's not all about the driver.
Our newbie racer "Stephen" owner of the Green Tech'd GTP Level 5 Honda City 1300cc proved that the Technology is not all about the driver... but also with the car and what was done to it.
Both the X-Taxi and the City has the same GTP level set up. But the difference is one has a GTE5 while the other has a GTE6... the one that has the 5" Tsunami is carbureted while the one with the 6" has Electronic Injection. The Honda City being a newer car relative to the Sentra is far stronger and faster, but we did not match them. They were entered into 2 different categories.
The Honda and it's driver Stephen entered Novice Stock A and Novice Stock A-Modified classes. He placed 2nd in the 2nd category.
While the Sentra on the other hand entered 2 categories as well at Intermediate Stock A and Intermediate Modifed Stock A.
Armed with very limited fuel budget... much as we hate it... we needed to drive economically... by keeping our right foot restrained, even when we are in a very very beautiful highway.
At any rate, Winning was not the object of this trip to Marbel... it was all about the journey of more than 300 kms. more or less one way and another back. It was the joy of knowing that your motley outfit or small car could make it there with flying colors and even get to take home the bacon at the end of the day... It was the joy of knowing that your measely 1300cc engine could actually drive and feel like it is King of the road!... and even felt like you are flying a jetplane at very low altitude.
To top it all... the joy of driving your car daily for work, school or play and not being worried about your engine and oil... even if it was treated 6 months or even 2 years ago... without an Oil Change... except for the filters.
Thank you Team GTO!