The first-ever MOTORSPORT CARNIVALE in the Philippines flags off today (August 2) at the Okada Manila Boardwalk!

Showbiz personality and public servant Paranaque City Councilor Jomari Yllana representing Yllana Racing together Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) head Rikki Dy-Liacco announces yesterday the program for Motorsport Carnivale 2023 – dubbed as the biggest motorsport event to be held in the Philippines in years.


Joining Yllana and Dy during the media conference is Okada VP for Sales and Marketing Cielo Robredo. Okada Manila is the co-presenter of Motorsport Carnivale 2023.

Motorsport Carnivale 2023 is a 5-day sporting event topped off by a Philippine Rallycross Series that is expected to gather over 50 racers en route to Tarlac and back.

Other highlights include CART, a Car Meet in memory of Eduardo ‘Mang Ed’ del Rosario, founding father of Cavite Auto Racing Team, estimated to gather collectors of rare racing cars and motorsport gadgets; an Autocross Race, featuring at least 150 cars on August 6 (Sunday), complete with matching champagne popping.

Awarding ceremonies will be held at Okada Manila on August 6. Yllana also announced that celebrity racers Richard Gomez, Matteo Guidicelli and Michelle Bumgarner will also be given special awards during the event for their contributions to the motorsport community.


Okada Manila Motorsport Carnivale 2023 is spearheaded by Paranaque City Councilor Jomari Yllana, a long-time racing enthusiast, who hopes to bring back the glory days of motorsports in the country, in reference to the time when the Philippine Grand Prix was being held in Manila from 1973 to 1976. That series of events came to be known for its prestige and grandeur.

Yllana says he wants to encourage Filipinos to embrace the rich history of Philippine motorsports by rallying all racing enthusiasts and fanatics into one community.

“We want to encourage audiences, families, to come and watch this event as a fun family festival that they can look forward to every year,”

Jomari Yllana

No stranger to the sport. YIlana has won and placed in several local races and is the first Filipino podium finisher at the Yeongam International Circuit in South Korea in 2014. He is also the principal driver of pro racing team, Yllana Racing.

Jomari Yllana with wife Abby Viduya

For details, please follow YIlana Racing on Facebook and Instagram. Motorsport Carnivale on FB, Jomari Yllana 1G, Jomsports@ or call Benyric Ilagan 09562440160.

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