Triumph will continue as the control engine supplier to the Moto2 World Championship until the end of the 2024 season after agreeing an extension with Dorna.
The deal will see the firm’s venerable 765cc triple-cylinder engine will power every Moto2 class bike for the next three seasons.
Triumph replaced Honda as the exclusive engine supplier in 2019 as part of a three-year deal with the three-pot engine – adapted from the unit used in the Triumph Street Triple RS – proving bigger and more potent than the Honda 600cc engine it replaced.
Announced on the eve of the British MotoGP at Silverstone, the extension will be welcomed by riders and teams alike since the engine has won almost universal approval for its flexible power and excellent reliability.
“It’s been a success for Triumph in every dimension, and we’re committed to developing the performance of the 765 triple Moto2 engine and we have improvements planned for 2022 and 2023,” said Steve Sargent, Triumph CPO.
“We hope you’ll continue to see the breaking of more lap records and top speeds, and to continue to see Moto2 as the exciting racing spectacle it truly is.”
Unlike MotoGP, Moto2 uses a specification engine and ECU across the class, with variations limited to different chassis’. As it stands, Kalex dominates the grid with 22 entries, plus four Boscoscuro bikes and two apiece using NTS and MV Agusta.
Marc Marquez was the last rider to win a Moto2 World Championship on anything other than a Kalex, the Spaniard clinching the crown using Suter machinery.