Clark, Philippines – The action-packed longest endurance race of the country continues on it's ninth edition. The 2018 Petron x Philippine Endurance Challenge (PEC) 8 Oras ng Pilipinas.
With a 122 drivers and 32 cars on the grid, the adrenaline rush was nothing short of intense! Hailing from different regions of the country, the race was also joined by four competitive drivers from Australia - Trent Grubel and Emily Duggan, racing for the #4 SmartFuels2Race 1 in their Honda Civic EG hatch, and fellow team-mates, Tony Martin and Scotish, Don Frew racing in the #19 SmartFuels2Race 2 Honda Civic EG hatch as well.
Other international entrants included: Japanese drivers, Tetsuya Omura and Kunihiro Iwatsuki from cars #24 and #25 of H Racing; Dutchmen, Ate De Jong and Willem Waltheer, Brian Currie from Canada - the trio drove the #21 Team Cebu x MR Auto Shop 3 car. The above mentioned five drivers competed in the FM2 and FM3 classes. Unfortunately there weren't any Singaporean drivers this year.
Practice Day (December 1)
The final 24-hours has finally kicked off with race team and drivers busy preparing for the 8-hour battle next day. Race engineers and team mechanics were pressured to maintain their race car in tip-top condition, making sure that there is zero issues, while drivers spent the whole day practicing, and conditioning themselves for the upcoming race.
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