With the 2024 Philippine Superbike Championship (PSBK) just a few weeks away, Access Plus Racing has now revealed its title contenders for the upcoming season.

The team will be aiming for a 4-peat with reigning champion Timothy Joseph “TJ” Alberto after winning the Rider of the Year titles in ’21, ’22, and ’23. Completing the 1-2 punch for Access Plus Racing is his younger brother Troy Alberto who is racing alongside in the Overall and Pro Classes.

Both riders will run the latest-spec Ducati Panigale V4 that made its PSBK debut last year. Lighter, smarter, and faster, the Panigale V4 is the closest iteration ever to a competition WorldSBK bike. It propelled the older Alberto to 6 overall victories and 5 podium finishes last year to secure the championship.

Accompanying the team in 2024 is official partner Shell Advance. Its fully synthetic range is the oil being used and recommended by Ducati for its ultimate performance and protection. Meeting the rigorous demands of racing, Shell Advance oils ensure that the Ducati Panigale V4 of Access Plus Racing are protected against extreme temperatures up to 175-deg Celsius, additional horsepower at 355.9 km/h, and more fuel efficient for longer at 17,000 rpm.

The Alberto brothers have been heavily testing over the past few weeks in preparation for the 2024 championship. Early indications show that TJ and Troy Alberto are equally matched on pace, which will make for a very interesting season as they take Access Plus Racing to overall victories.

TJ Alberto has his eyes set on securing a 4th consecutive title. Troy Alberto, on the other hand, will be competing full-time in the Philippines after concluding his WorldSSP300 campaign at the end of last year. The younger Alberto last raced on the PSBK grid in 2021 before making a wildcard appearance during the 2023 season finale.

Philippine Superbike Championship 2024 Calendar
Round 1 | May 11-12 (Batangas Racing Circuit)
Round 2 | June 1-2 (Batangas Racing Circuit)
Round 3 | July 6-7 (Clark International Speedway)
Round 4 | August 3-4 (Clark International Speedway)
Round 5 | September 7-8 (Batangas Racing Circuit)
Round 6 | October 12-13 (Clark International Speedway)

The action gets underway on the 11th of May at the Batangas Racing Circuit. It will then shuffle to-and-from the Clark International Speedway ’til the season finale on the 13th of October 2024.

Troy Alberto, #69:

“After two years racing out of the country, I’m excited to come home to the Philippine Superbike Championship. Myself and the team have been putting in the work the past few months and I feel ready to race. My target is to go for the win and to have fun racing hard against the other guys.”

Toti Alberto:

“Happy to have Shell Advance join us in our journey to victory in the 2024 season, which a perfect match for our Ducati Panigale V4. Having both TJ and Troy at the helm, this is also our strongest ever lineup in PSBK. We’re confident that these two can ride at record pace and we’re praying that we can take this to the championship.”