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Filipino given BMW trainer certification; new Sunday must-read goes off the press

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RACE-CAR driver JP Tuason is the first Filipino “BMWM Driver Trainer.” Photo by Alex Van Hagen

ACC SALES andmarketing director Glen Dasig, JP Tuason, ACC president Maricar Parco. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

Multi-awarded race-car driver and road-safety advocate JP Tuason has become the first Filipino to be a certified “BMW M Driver Trainer.” Tuason had trained at the BMW facilities in both Munich, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria, dahlings.

He is the founder and president of Tuason Racing School,  the only professional racing and training school in the country, with some 4,000 students a year.

TUASON Racing School’s Jeanette Tuason, C! Magazine’s Angel Rivero, Carlo Tirona. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

As the only certified Filipino BMW M driver trainer, Tuason has become one of the elite instructors authorized to give certification to driving enthusiasts joining the BMW Driving Experience.

“It is such a great honor to be part of this elite team,” he said. “The course was very hard. The theory and driving exercises we were asked to do were difficult for me, since my more experienced classmates included two BMW factory race-car drivers, a Swedish rally driver, a Formula driver from Mexico, a German Rally champion, an engineer who helped build the new M3, an AMG instructor, and a Porsche instructor.”

He further explained: “Although I have had years of training experience and racing background, apparently, so did everyone else. Completing both levels is one of my greatest achievements.”

TOP Gear EIC Vernon Sarne, Cito Beltran. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

Asian Carmakers Co. president Maricar Parco said: “With the launch of the M cars here in the country, it is important to give our customers the proper training and experience on how to enjoy their BMWs without limits.”

“We are very proud to have the first Filipino BMW M certified trainer in the person of JP Tuason,” she added. “This certainly means our customers and BMW enthusiasts will have the best to look forward to next year.”

More info? E-mail info@tuasonracing.com.

Red Magazine inaugurated

TOP Gear columnist Aris Ilagan, Jeff Reyes. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

The Philippine Daily Inquirer, the No. 1 newspaper in the country, has turned 27 years old and come up with a new must-read, simply called Red Magazine. It’s the Sunday lifestyle magazine of the Inquirer.

Editor in chief of Red is Ria Francisco-Prieto, the woman behind the popular “Knockout!” column of the Friday fashion edition of Inquirer Lifestyle.

Its first issue featured on the cover the internationally renowned bag and jewelry designer Bea Valdez, natch!

Moi was thrilled that finally we have a relaxed Sunday reading!

INQUIRER’s Alvin Uy. Photo by Alex Van Hagen

When I asked Ria what the bottom line of Red is, she replied: “We look for people (men or women) who are admired and a source of inspiration for others, because they have found their niche and have the passion for what they do.”

“Would Red deal with ‘namedroppables’ or the ‘society set?’” I asked.

“No way,” Ria answered. “This is not about family names, or ‘It girls,’ as you put it. We stick to things that last and have substance, including interesting homes to inspire our readers.”

Cheers to my palangga Ria for the latest feather on her beautiful cap!

More info? Check out Red’s mirror site at www.inquirer.net.


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