Triumph will be the official engine supplier for the Moto2 World Championship from 2019 after signing a three-year deal which […]
Triumph will be the official engine supplier for the Moto2 World Championship from 2019 after signing a three-year deal which was announced at Mugello.
The English brand will provide race-tuned 765cc three-cylinder engines for the intermediate class starting from the 2019 season until at least 2021. Moto2 has been using Honda CBR600 engines since it replaced the two-stroke 250cc class in 2010 with power units being built and maintained at ExternPro in Aragon since 2012.
The delicately-tuned Honda engines have performed reliably and equally, as required during the new category’s early years, and the move has been introduced to shake-up the class and pull away from Supersport comparisons.
It had already been confirmed Magneti Marelli will supply the control Moto2 ECU from 2019 to come in line with MotoGP electronics.
Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles, said: “This is a significant moment for Triumph that brings an exciting new chapter to our 110-year racing history and builds on our celebrated TT and Supersport race winning triple engines. We look forward to a long and thrilling relationship with Dorna and the Moto2 teams, riders and fans.”