Triumph to become Moto2 engine supplier from 2019
Triumph are set to face a new and exciting challenge, announcing they will build the control engine for the Moto2 Championship as of 2019 onwards.
The 750cc triple engine, set to be launched this week in the new Street Triple will replace the CBR600RR which is currently being used in the class.
There has been speculation for some time of a possible deal, but many believed it to be paddock rumours - however with this announcement it is a fantastic opportunity for not only Triumph but the British motorcycling industry as a whole.
The last British engine manufacturer involved in GP racing was Norton, their last win being at the Yugoslavian GP back in 1969, so for Triumph to dive right in and provide the control engine for the Moto2 class is a massive step - one that will undoubtedly delight racing fans worldwide when a grid full of triples fire up in a few years time!
09.01.2017 - Big Ed