Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nissan GT Academy Philippines: Marlon Stockinger Picked to Mentor and Guest Judge in the Final Live Event

A day after his arrival in Manila, Marlon Stockinger, Lotus F1 Junior Team and the 2015 Renault World Series race car driver was presented to the media and been named as the mentor and guest judge of the finalist in the First Nissan GT Academy Philippines.



Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Antonio "Toti" Zara gushed about Stockinger's extensive racing experience and knowledge and said that the would be finalist will be very fortunate that Stockinger will be part of their training. He will serve as mentor to the finalist in Race Camp week in August . His expertise and invaluable racing skills will possibly help one of the finalist to be the first Filipino GT Academy Asia champion.

Stockinger has several titles and honors under his name, both in local and international arena. To name a few, he was in the Formula BMW Pacific 2008 Championships, the Senior Rotax Max World Finals in 200, the Asian Karting Championship 2006 and Philippine Shell Super Karting Series in 2002. And recently, he was a competitor in the Renault World Series Championship, the series that is just one step below Formula One.

As he was being interviewed he cracked a joke, upon seeing the Nissant GTA pod, that had his father known he could train in that pod or something like it before, his father wouldn't have spent expensively during his training. Stockinger is also glad that he could share his racing knowledge and experience. He said that nothing beats determination and the drive to succeed in such a demanding sport. He will be reminding the finalist thst his coaching will be for nothing if the finalist won't work as hard to get the ultimate prize and distinction of being the first Filipino GT Academy Asia Champion.
Photo by Roselle Toledo
On June 26 to 28, the Nissan GT Academy Final Event will be held for those still hopeful that they can still land a spot  in the Top 20. The Live Event is at Glorietta 2 Activity Center. There were already 13,000 virtual racers who have competed and tried. Of the 20, only 6 will be given the chance to compete for the title of Nissan Asia Champion and we're all hoping that it's going to be a Filipino.

Marlon Stockinger was also at the #BilisngPinoy Meet and Greet and of course, the Globe Slipstream event yesterday at the Bonifacio Global City where he showed off his racing chops and drove his LotusGravty Charouz Renault 3.5

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