Sunday, June 26, 2022

Triumph commits to Moto2 for a further three seasons

TRIUMPH Motorcycles will continue to manufacture and provide the record-breaking 765cc triple powerplant as exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship for another three seasons, through to 2024.

Since the start of the 2019 season, Triumph has provided all teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS engine.

With developments that allow it to breathe more freely, rev harder and deliver a peak power output of more than 103kW, the 765cc triple brought a much-welcomed boost in power to the category, transforming the performance and level of competition.

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Following Dorna’s intent to bring the Moto2 series closer to MotoGP, the increase in power and torque, combined with a more advanced electronics package, has provided a more relevant training ground, while enhancing the overall racing in its own right.

In the past two years, Moto2 graduates have gone on to take podiums and victories in their first seasons in the premier MotoGP class. Redefining the category, records have also fallen across the board.

As well as boasting 14 different race winners since 2019, there have been lap records set at 34 events, including records which have been broken and re-broken year-on-year, as well as the first ever 300km/h-plus top speed for a Moto2 machine.

That record stands at 301.8km/h at Phillip Island, Australia.

“Moto2 has been the perfect environment to showcase – and prove the reliability and performance advantages of – our triple engines,” Triumph Motorcycles chief product officer Steve Sargent said.

“Not only has it raised our profile and credibility on the world stage, for me, the success of Moto2 has also been an incredible catalyst, reigniting the passion for racing within Triumph motorcycles.”

Dorna Sports chief Carlos Ezpeleta described the first three years of the relationship with Triumph Motorcycles as a wonderful success.

“The FIM, IRTA and Dorna are happy with the results this project has shown and it’s validated the consistency of the steps between Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP,” he said.

“Overall, we are pleased with the partnership, and we look forward to three more exciting years together.”

Triumph extends its Moto2 commitment
Triumph extends its Moto2 commitment
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is a motoring enthusiast, with a passion for two and four wheels. It's pretty much a given there'll be at least two motorbikes in his garage and he needs no excuses to hit the open road. Andrew grew up reading magazines like Street Machine and Heavy Duty and has a love for all things performance.


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