Moto2™ RECORDS FALL WITH NEW TRIUMPH 765CC ENGINE
30th November 2018
Landmark testing weekend at Jerez
November 30, 2018
On November 23 – 25, Triumph attended the final testing weekend of 2018 at Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, where all the 2019 Moto2™ race teams tested their new race bikes ahead of next season.
That Saturday, November 24, two 2019 Moto2™ championship contenders riding different machines – both powered by the new 2019 Triumph Triple 765cc race engine – recorded practice lap times inside the fastest recorded lap of Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto of 1 minute 41 seconds (1'41.890). It was a stunning achievement considering this was one of the first times riders had the opportunity to test their new 2019 race bikes in their new configurations.
On Sunday, it was predicted riders would go even faster, but unfortunate weather conditions prevented it. All teams used the full weekend on track to complete more testing, development and set up ahead of the forthcoming 2019 Moto2™ race season.
Steve Sargent, Triumph Chief Product Officer, said: “This weekend feels like the culmination of two years of hard work by many people in Triumph. To hear all the bikes out on track at the same time is a dream come true for Triumph. We had direct and overwhelmingly positive feedback from the teams at Jerez as they gear up for the 2019 season. Bring on Qatar!”
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