At the final testing weekend of 2018 at Jerez race track, race teams weren’t just trialling their new race bikes ahead of next season, Triumph’s new and very exciting 2019 Moto2 engine was also under a spotlight. And it did the business.
During the testing weekend two 2019 Moto2 championship contenders riding different machines – both featuring the new 2019 Triumph triple 765cc race engine – recorded practice lap times inside the fastest recorded lap of Jerez Circuit of one minute 41 seconds (1’41.890). This is a landmark achievement in one of the first times the riders have ridden 2019 season race bikes in their new configurations.
Pleased with the crumbling lap records, Triumph chief product officer Steve Sargent said: “This weekend feels like the culmination of two years of hard work by many people in Triumph.
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“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!”