ANGKAS has entered motorsports by sponsoring top Filipino riders TJ Alberto, Troy Alberto and EJ Sobretodo who will represent Filipinos in international motorcycle racing competitions.
Angkas’s riding safety advocacy ensures that all Angkas riders are thoroughly trained in safety and riding skills and it intends to drive home a message that motorcycle racing should be done on the track and not on the streets.
“Right now, we are sponsoring TJ, Troy and EJ. Coincidentally, EJ’s father is a hardworking Angkas rider-partner,” George Royeca, CEO of the app-hailing motorcycle taxi Angkas, said. “Angkas will be providing financial support to sustain the needs of these three top-caliber riders in global racing competitions.”
Royeca said that they will be initiating a training program for potential racing champions to be undertaken in partnership with Ducati Philippines within the year.
“This program will be open to all potential champions, including Angkas riders,” said Royeca, an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Men 2020 for his innovations and effective campaign for alternative transport solutions in the country.
Angkas has been known to be a leading advocate of motorcycle safety, as the company goes through great measures to ensure that Angkas riders are trained thoroughly in safety as well as riding skills.
The entry of Angkas into the motorsports scene was an offshoot of the company’s excellent road safety record and high customer satisfaction rating. Angkas CEO George Royeca emphasizes that this undertaking is aimed at hopefully convincing speed-hungry riders to race on the tracks, not on the streets. Organized motorcycle racing provides a disciplined, controlled, environment in which safety is rigorously practiced by organizers, teams, and racers. This is the kind of discipline Angkas intends to instill in each of its own riders.
Having recently undergone intensive training, TJ Alberto is now racing at the 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship in Thailand, while Troy Alberto is competing in the WSBK WorldSSP300 in Portugal.
The Alberto siblings are children of the famous Toti Alberto, CEO of Ducati Philippines who himself competes in the Philippine Superbike Championship.