Triumph motorcycles and Dorna Sports have come to an agreement that will see Triumph’s 765cc triple cyl engines the exclusive engine of Moto2 until the end of the 2024 season.
Triumph has been the exclusive engine supplier for the FIM Moto2 World Championship since the start of the 2019 season with all of the teams receiving race-tuned 765cc triples based on the Triumph Street Triple RS. As a result of the race tune the Moto2 engines breathe more freely, rev harder and deliver a peak power output of more than 140PS, an increase of over 17% on the production engine.
“Our first years together have been a wonderful success and I’d like to thank Triumph for their help and hard work over these first three years - especially during the pandemic,” says Dorna Sports Managing Director, Carlos Ezpeleta.
“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™. Overall we are pleased with the partnership and we look forward to three more exciting years together.”
”Moto2 has been the perfect environment to showcase, and prove the reliability and performance advantages of, our triple engines, where we have seen the top 20 qualifying times consistently come within a second of each other, says Triumph Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent.
“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. I am delighted to have played a part in this landmark activity for Triumph and excited to see the extension to another 3 seasons. We are committed to delivering further improvements to the performance of the engines, which we are sure will be appreciated by both the riders and the teams."
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 and development ground, whilst enhancing the overall racing in its own right.
In the last two years Moto2 graduates have gone on to take podiums and victories in their first seasons in the premier MotoGP class: 2019 Moto2 World Champion Alex Marquez taking a pair of second places in 2020, and title rival Brad Binder with a victory also in 2020 and more recently in Austria 2021. Jorge Martin took his first Moto2 victory in 2020, followed a year later with his maiden MotoGP win and a further two podiums in 2021. These incredible results go to prove how Moto2 has become the natural springboard for MotoGP that Dorna envisaged.