As the Go-Karting Sport held at the Carmona Circuit gears towards full development, another race track was conceptualized to be built at the then 18 hectare property of Kilton Motor Corporation situated at Bo. Maligaya, Rosario, Batangas. Armed with a clear and strong vision on the development of motorsports in the Philippines, site development plan on the drawing board and dreams of a World-Class Race Track turned into reality as the construction of a new track began. The Race Track to be called “Batangas Racing Circuit” will cater races bigger than go-karts and scooters---Touring Cars, Superbikes and of course, Formula Cars. It was year 1996 when it was inaugurated with government officials and Gloria Arroyo herself.

The Track is designed to ensure safety for the drivers and riders participating in every event as well as the spectators. The original circuit built in 1996 boasts a 2.9 km length and max of 15 meter wide in the main straight.


THE Batangas Racing Circuit Association and its BOARD OF GOVERNORS. To ensure the success of the first ever Formula Racing in the country, a professional organization was established to oversee the running of the races. The representatives of the Shell Companies, Toyota Motor Philippines, Philip Morris, Norkis Yamaha and Kilton Motor Corporation formed the nucleus of what is known as the BRCA Board of Governors. Hospitality Suites complete with amenities were built to house these Corporations during events at the race track.

The unprecedented growth in terms of publicity and exposure of races held in the circuit, BRC becomes a household name when mentioning car and bike races. It has attracted numerous corporation to support teams and clubs holding races or participating the Annual BRC Grand Prix. They found out that BRC offers unlimited advertising exposures of products via Pitwalll Advertisements and Bill boards within the Race Track.

The Year 2004 promises another breakthrough in the Philippine Motorsports. As the number of Filipinos racing illegally in various drag races in the main thoroughfare of the Metropolis, three (3) major Corporate Partners of BRC pledged their support to eradicate illegal and dangerous drag racing in the Capital by providing a safe, permanent and up to international standard, Drag Racing Strip. With the strong vision of the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum, Casino Filipino and Phil. Auto Component Inc.--the makers of Denso product, another THREE HUNDRED (300) meters is added to the existing 550 meters, making a 700 meter drag strip and a 150 meter return.

For the last ten years of the BRC, continuos upgrading of facilities were undertaken. In 2006, the new Drag Racing tower was built at the Starting Line of the Drag Strip to house the Timing Systems and the Secreatriat. Walls were built around the circuit, per instruction of the FIA to ensure further safety.


As the Philippine Motorsports heading towards maturity, enthusiasts may expect continous upgrading of BRC facilities to cope up with the new regulations set by world governing bodies to ensure safety of the drivers and riders as well as spectators who flocked the circuit and the Corporate Sponsors who invest their finances and continually support and believe in the vision of the Batangas Racing Circuit.

2 comments

  1. The Choco Loco  

    June 28, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    my 4 y/o kiddo soooo love cars ... as in racing cars ... i think it would be a good experience for him if he sees these cars in person ... hope we can visit batanggas during the season of circuit racings ...

  2. howtoworkabroad  

    July 1, 2008 at 6:16 AM

    wow, meron na pala nyan sa batangas. salamat sa info kabayan!


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