IT'S OFFICIAL! Troy Alberto is the first Filipino rider to compete for a FIM World Championship Titl
He will be racing in the 2022 FIM Supersport 300 (WorldSSP300) class.
Troy Alberto will go down in history as the first Filipino to race for a World Championship run in the 2022 FIM Supersport 300, finally adding the Philippines to a competitive list of countries who competed for the prestigious title.
Alberto made it to the class linking up with the Fusport – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki outfit. He will be competing along with German rider Dirk Geiger for a full-season campaign.
Photo credit to Troy Alberto's Facebook
In a statement posted by RT Motorsports, SKM - Kawasaki, Alberto said: “I’m so excited for the 2022 World Supersport 300 season. It is going to be my first experience to race in the World Championship and I am looking forward to ride with everyone.”
“I’m also so happy to be joining FÜSPORT - RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki, especially after seeing what they have been able to achieve in the past years. I believe the team is strong and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together next year.”
The 20-year-old champ comes from a renowned family of racers. Being the third competitor in the family, the young champion benefited from a solid support system that allowed him to pursue his passion for motorcycle racing.
When he was just 17, he has already competed in the MotoIR Championship, Philippine Superbike Championships and has already represented the Philippines in the Asia Talent Cup and Thai Talent Cup as the official racer for Honda Philippines.
Alberto had also competed in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup in 2018, finishing at 19th place before turning to the Asian Road Racing championship in the Supersport class, earning top ten finishes.
Having a local racer compete on the world stage is really worth celebrating. PRIMERA salutes Troy Alberto and will support his racing endeavor, wishing him success.
Article by: PAULO CUENTO
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December 16, 2021