TRIUMPH TO POWER MOTO2™ FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS
Triumph Motorcycles will continue to provide their record-breaking 765cc triple powerplants as Exclusive Engine Supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship for another three seasons, from 2022-2024.
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, provided a more relevant training and development ground, while enhancing the overall racing in its own right.
In the last two years, Moto2™ graduates went on to take podiums and victories in their first seasons in the premier MotoGP class: 2019 Moto2™ World Champion Alex Márquez 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 Martín 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™ became the natural springboard for MotoGP™ that Dorna envisaged.
Redefining the category, records also fell across the board. As well as 14 different race winners since 2019 there were lap records set at 34 events, including records which were broken and re-broken year-on-year, and the first ever 186.4+mph top speed for a Moto2™ machine. The record stands at 187.5mph at Phillip Island, Australia.
Reflecting these great successes, the wonderful feedback, and partnerships we had with the riders and their teams, and the incredible response from Triumph fans across the world, we decided in partnership with Dorna, along with the continuing support of Externpro, to extend our relationship and sign a new contract for another three years of racing.