INIHAHANDA ng Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), nangungunang motorcycle manufacturer sa bansa, ang paglahok sa Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) ng pambato ng bansa na si Troy Alberto sa SuperSports 600 (SS600) ngayong taon.
Ang paglahok ng single-bike entry ng Honda ay kaakibat ang Access Plus Racing para sa pagsabak tangan ang Honda Philippines-Okada Manila-Access Plus Racing.
Sa kabila ng ipinatutupad na ‘enhanced quarantine program’, nakapaghanda na ang beteranong si Alberto. Natataging Pinoy ang 18-anyps na sumabak sa Honda Thailand Talent Cup sa nakalipas na taon kung saan nakasampa siya sa podium. Tinanghal siyang two-time Philippine Superbike Class Champion at sumabak sa FIM CEV European Talent Cup at Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup.
Ngayong 2020, nakalinya si Alberto na humarurot sa pitong rounds ng ARRC gamit ang Honda CBR600RR. Nagsimula ang karera sa Sepang International Circuit sa Malaysia nitong Marso at nakatakda ang mga karera sa Australia, Japan, China, at matatapos sa Thailand sa November.
HPI’s entry in the ARRC is in line with Honda’s ONE DREAM campaign, which aims to make Honda Motorcycles serve as tools in achieving Filipino’s dreams.
Narito anh kompletong listahan ng karera matapos ang pre-season test nitong March 2-4 (Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia): Round 1 | March 6-8 (Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia); Round 2 | May 7-10 (The Bend Motorsport Park, Australia); Round 3 | June 26-28 (Suzuka Circuit, Japan); Round 4 | July 24-26 (Zhuhai International Circuit, China); Round 5 August 21-23 (Chang International Circuit, Thailand); Round 6 | September 25-27 (Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia); Round 7 | November 27-29
“I’m really excited for the upcoming season. For the past two years I’ve been racing mostly small 250cc bikes. Although it’s been a good learning experience, I’m looking forward now to moving up to SS600 with Honda Philippines Inc. and the CBR600RR. I’ve ridden bigger bikes in the past and I believe that my riding style and frame would fit really well to the bike. All in all I’m just looking forward to it all and I can’t wait to start racing,” pahayag ni Alberto.
Since 2018, we saw good potential of Troy at Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and Honda Thailand Talent Cup. We are happy and proud of Troy to have stepped up to ARRC SS600 this year and we bid Troy the best of Luck and we will cheer for him and the whole team,“ sambit naman ni Susumu Mitsuishi, Honda Philippines, Inc.
Kasama ng Honda Philippines-Okada Manila-Access Plus Racing ang Honda Philippines Inc., Okada Manila, Essenza, AELLA, Öhlins Philippines, at Dickies Philippines.