Consistency key to title chase in PSBK’s penultimate round at BRC
The Philippine Superbike Championship (PSBK) is spicing things up by awarding 1.5x points for the final 2 rounds of 2022. While this can certainly help Access Plus Racing extend their lead in the standings, riders Timothy Joseph “TJ” Alberto and Lawrence Macalinao will have to deliver consistent results when the season returns to the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) this weekend.
Alberto enjoyed a clean sweep of the all the races when the PSBK visited the Clark International Speedway last month. Although he could only manage P3 in a rain-affected Qualifying session, he had no issues rocketing to the front during both Sunday races and win in dominant fashion onboard the #77 Ducati Panigale V4. This not only gave him a much-deserved confidence boost, but also extended his lead in the Overall and Expert Class standings to 19 points.
Round 5 of the Philippine Superbike Championship takes place on October 1 and 2, with Qualifying scheduled on Saturday at 2:30 PM. Race 1 and 2 takes place on Sunday at 9:20 AM and 1:55 PM, respectively live streamed on the MoRac Facebook page.
TJ Alberto, #77:
“The team had a productive test last week and the results showed a lot of promise. We’re now quite confident heading into the fifth round of the season and aim to extend our points lead. 19 points is not a lot, but the plan is to add to our tally of race wins this year. There’s also a 1.5x multiplier on points, so it’s important to be consistent and keep our focus on the championship.”