By Chase Hadden
Seven Sixty Five
Triumph has its sights set on the 765cc racing class and plans to join the British Superbike motorcycle racing championship for the 2021 racing year. The company has been easing its way back into motor racing after becoming the sole engine supplier for the Moto2 racing series (one step down from MotoGP).
Their plan is to take the current 765 Street Triple RS designs from their Moto2 endeavors and transfer them into a British Supersport spec motorcycle to hopefully take them into victory lane.
The director of BSB mentioned that he hopes this move inspires other major motorcycle manufacturers to join other championships in their area and reignite the passion and pursuit of smaller scale racing events.
The CPO at Triumph – Steve Sargent – released a statement regarding this big decision, stating that: “Triumph has a long and very successful history in Supersport racing with the Daytona 675, and our experience of racing in Supersport ultimately led to the development of the Moto2 engine which has been so successful for the last 2 years,
“Supersport has always been an important championship which has developed riders who have gone on to race at the highest level in WSBK and MotoGP. We are therefore extremely pleased that MSVR, Dorna and the FIM are working to take the Supersport category forward and to encourage manufacturers like Triumph to come back into the class. We have joined with PTR racing on this journey and they will bring a wealth of experience to run our factory supported team. We look forward to a successful 2021.”
The world needs more motorsport, and this will be a great addtion.