Angkas is entering the motorsports scene, sponsoring Filipino riders TJ Alberto, Troy Alberto, and EJ Sobretondo who will fly the country’s flag in different international motorcycle racing competitions.
The sponsorship is also in line with Angkas’ motorcycle riding safety advocacy, driving home the message that motorcycle racing should be done on the track and not on the streets. The ride-hailing app is already ensuring that all its riders are thoroughly trained in safety and riding skills.
“Right now, we are sponsoring TJ, Troy, and EJ. Coincidentally, EJ’s father is a hardworking Angkas rider-partner,” said George Royeca, CEO of Angkas. “Angkas will be providing financial support to sustain the needs of these three top-caliber riders in global racing competitions.”
TJ Alberto is set to race at the 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship, while younger brother Troy will compete at the WorldSSP300 in Portugal. EJ Sobretondo, meanwhile, will race in the 2022 Asia Cup Road Racing.
The Alberto siblings are the children of Toti Alberto, CEO of Ducati Philippines, and a known motorsport racer, competing in the Philippine Superbike Championships.
Angkas’ involvement in the motorsport scene doesn’t end there. According to Royeca, they will be initiating a training program for potential racing champions to be undertaken in partnership with Ducati Philippines within the year.
“We are working on a race training program. Imagine bringing Ducati to the grassroots level through Angkas,” Royeca said. “This program will be open to all potential champions, including Angkas riders.”
The entry of Angkas into the motorsports scene was an offshoot of the company’s excellent road safety record and high customer satisfaction rating. Royeca emphasized that this undertaking is aimed at hopefully convincing speed-hungry riders to race on the track, 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.