Race Team Rundown: Growl-Thule Racing Team

Another racing team that created a buzz in the local racing community is the Growl-Thule Racing Team.

Formed last 2018, this team quickly proved that they’re a force to be reckoned with. 

Celebrity-turned-Promotional class driver Jinno Rufino put the team to success when the Team Growl-Thule Racing team had its first championship award in the last Toyota Vios Cup leg, the Toyota Manila South Circuit in Filinvest. 

Rufino put the Growl-Thule Racing car 1st on the grid for the promotional class and kept his lead throughout the race. He was able to hold off other promotional class drivers at bay in the very technical street circuit.

After a successful podium finish, Growl-Thule continued to make waves as a racing team.

The Growl-Thule Racing Team had a hectic 2019 as they competed in two series simultaneously: the Giti-Formula V1 Challenge’s Pro Class and the Vios Circuit Championship’s flagship Sporting Class. The team’s hard work was rewarded with two overall wins to their name, with Grow-Thule’s  Jussi Hoikka and Red Diwa’s successful campaigns played out in similar circumstances during a very competitive season of racing.

Jussi Hoika

From Round 1-3, Jussi Hoika showed his consistency and constant points finishes throughout the season, which was the crucial difference, while Red Diwa proved that he could manage to bag a win for the series. Diwa also admitted that consistency also helped him to show that he can still be a mighty fighter on the race tracks.

Growl-Thule drivers proved that consistency is the key during an entire race season. Driving as hard as possible to climb up another place is always tempting for any racer. Still, each driver’s experience has taught them that finishing a position down, securing the points, and going for steady overall progress in the table is more competent than eliminating yourself while going flat out.

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