Triumph has handed over the Moto2 engines to their technical partner over the Aragon GP weekend.
Technical partner ExternPro will build and maintain the engines throughout the season.
The handover signals the end of development and the beginning of a new Moto2 era.
Triumph has officially handed over the first batch of engines that power the Moto2 field in the 2019 season. The engines were presented to Triumph’s technical partner ExternPro who will build and maintain them. The ceremony was carried out at ExternPro’s base at Motorland Aragon ahead of the weekend’s races.
The handover signifies the end of the engine’s development for the 2019 season. The engines will be assembled by ExternPro and installed into the individual chassis makes in Moto2, namely Kalex, Speed Up, Tech 3, NTS and KTM.
While it is the end of the race engine development, it is the beginning of a new era for the Triumph 765cc Triple in the intermediate class and re-entry of the Hinckley-based marque into motorsports, albeit as an engine supplier.
The new engines will be ridden in anger the first time during the Moto2 Winter Test from 23rd to 25th November 2018 at Jerez, Spain.
Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent said, “The excitement and positive response already seen from our customers, the army of Triumph fans worldwide and in the Moto2 paddock has shown us how powerful this partnership will be for Triumph.”
“For me this is just the beginning as we will continue to support the engine programme and feed the key learnings into our motorcycle development, particularly in our class-leading Street and Speed Triples.”
(A Moto2-inspired Street Triple? Shaddup and take my money – Ed.)
As we reported earlier, the Triumph 765cc inline-Triple Moto2 engine carries over many stock parts from the Street Triple including the pistons, cams, crankshaft and conrods. The engine will then be hooked up to a Dorna-issued Magneti Marelli standard ECU which features traction control, launch control and quickshifter with autoblipper for the first time in Moto2.