Filipino karter stamps class in Malaysia
SEAOIL karter Gabriel Tayao Cabrera once again made motorsports history, this time on the international stage after bagging a 3rd runner-up podium finish in the championship leg of the 2015 Asia Max Challenge Series at the City Karting International Circuit in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Established in 2007 under the helm of James Leong, the AMC is the most competitive Rotax series in Asia, attracting hundreds of top-caliber drivers not only from Asia but from other continents as well.
Backed by DC, Gold’s Gym, Media Magic and R’s Design Japan, Tayao Cabrera ended the eight-year drought for the Philippines by becoming the first Filipino to ever bag a podium finish in the series in his debut year in the Senior class.
At 15 years old, Tayao Cabrera is likewise the youngest driver in the series’ premier class comprising national champions from all over Asia.
Known to be a superb driver especially in wet tracks, the Philippines’ current top karter kept the country’s hopes for a podium win alive by showcasing his skills at the puddle-laden track during the finals.
Both Filipino and foreign spectators cheered for the class underdog who maneuvered his way up.
Now that the AMC season has ended, Tayao Cabrera is currently preparing to compete in the Asian Karting Open Championships at Thailand and Macau in November and December respectively.