Actress Rhian Ramos will don her red racing suit again to try and out-speed other celebrity racers in the second leg of the 2014 Toyota Vios Cup slated on July 25 to 26 at the Clark International Speedway.
This will be her second competitive match after completing the first leg last May.
She is up against Sam YG, Fabio Ide, Jinno Rufino and Phoemela Barranda.
While Rhian doesn’t expect to emerge as champion, she made it clear that she will definitely try her best.
She shared, “Kasi ‘pag race na mismo, iba ‘yung feeling, parang lumabas pagiging competitive ko na I didn’t know I had coz I didn’t think I was a competitive person (before).”
Rhian counts Phoemela as her toughest opponent – although she is quick to point out that she is not intimidated by her.
The proud newbie declared, “I’m not the best but I’ve never come in last.”
She has allotted her Tuesdays solely for training, driving all the way to Pampanga to do so.
Crashing in her previous race has been traumatizing for the actress. She admitted mulling about quitting; still, her love for the sport prevailed.
“When I’m practicing, naiisip ko ‘yung fear. But during race proper lahat ng fear nawawala, I just become obsessed in overtaking whoever is in front of me,” she said.
Although ineligible to take home prizes that contenders who bring their own cars without sponsors have the chance to win, Rhian nevertheless said, “My prize is the bragging rights.”
She considers herself “lucky” and “privileged” to enjoy the activity for free, knowing how costly it is.
In the end though, Rhian maintained that despite her developing skills as race car driver, acting is still top priority for her, deeming it “her first love.”
She is currently part of GMA-7′s new series “My Destiny.” (MNS)