Triumph Motorcycles confirms its plans to compete in the prestigious FIM Motocross World Championship in 2024, with a factory-supported racing program under the new Triumph Racing banner.
This groundbreaking new Triumph Racing Team has been created in partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of the sport’s most experienced and successful team owners, who will be running two of Triumph’s brand new 250cc 4-stroke MX motorcycles in the 2024 MX2 class and will compete in the 450cc MXGP class in 2025.
Under the new banner of Triumph Racing, which will now encompass all of Triumph’s racing activities, including Moto2 and Supersport, the partnership between Triumph and Thierry will be housed in its well-established and highly successful team structure and facilities. Triumph emphasizes the ambition and pursuit of profit at the heart of this new partnership and is pleased to announce that its longtime team manager, Vincent Bereni, will continue to lead the team. This with a full team of highly experienced technical staff all focused on taking Triumph to the pinnacle of motocross.
Testing of the new Triumph motocross and enduro bikes is underway and information on each model’s specifications, performance features and components will be released at a later date, along with more news about Triumph Racing’s entry into other top championships and categories.
Nick Bloor – CEO, Triumph:
“Our new partnership with Thierry demonstrates Triumph’s long-term commitment to competing at the highest level. We share a passion for top-level performance and the experience of Thierry and his team will be invaluable to our ambition to make our mark on a highly competitive championship. Our entry into the FIM Motocross World Championship with a factory-supported Triumph Racing team marks a milestone at the start of our new top-level off-road campaign.”
Ricky Carmichael – Global Off-Road Ambassador, Triumph:
“I’m really excited about today’s news. It took a long time. Since starting this project with Triumph, I’ve been amazed at how hard everyone has worked. It should not go unmentioned that the entire R&D and engineering group that has been part of the development of the motorcycles has done an absolutely incredible job. From the early stages of the prototypes I was really impressed with how good the performance was, and since then, now that I’m in the UK testing the latest developments, I can tell you that these engines have the capabilities to run at the highest level to win. I personally think the riders, from professional to amateur, across the whole range of off-road models, will be really happy with what has been developed!”
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