Finally, a Pinoy to Race in the World Championships!
Published by IR
Date posted on February 26, 2019
Passionate and talented Filipino superbike racer TJ Alberto is set to race at the Pirelli Thai round of the World Superbike Championship. Alberto will compete as wildcard in the WSBK Supersport 600 class, replacing injured Dutch rider Rob Hartog of Team Hartog-Against Cancer. The Pirelli Thai round is scheduled on March 15-17 at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. This is the second round of the WSBK this 2019.
In the previous years, highly skilled TJ has raced in the Philippine Superbike Championship, CIV (Italian Superbike Championship) and last year at the European Superstock 1000 Championship, a supporting class of the WSBK. The Filipino pride has rode over 1000cc motorcycles in this competitions and it is his first time to race using a 600cc race bike.
TJ is looking forward to riding the Kawasaki ZX-6R of Team Hartog-Against Cancer in March. “It will be my first time racing a 600cc but I’ve already had some track time around Buriram. Looking forward to this challenge and hoping to score points for the Philippines. Thanks to my team Access Plus Racing for allowing me to take this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks also to Rob Vennegoor of RT Race Support for this opportunity and wishing all the best and a speedy recovery to Rob Hartog,” expressed TJ.
Son of Philippine superbike and motocross racing luminary Toti Alberto and brother of another high caliber racer Troy Alberto, TJ continues to reach new heights in the international racing scene. TJ was the first Filipino in the Italian Superbike Championship as well as in the European Superstock 1000 Championship and him racing in the WSBK Supersport 600 is another achievement not only for him and his supportive family but for Filipinos as well. TJ’s feats and endeavors indeed inspire Filipino riders and fans.