Good news for riders, teams and racing fans: thanks to an engine update from the exclusive supplier TRIUMPH, the Moto2™ bikes are starting the 5 season with a whopping 400 hp and 2023 rpm more. Valves, camshafts and crankshaft have been further optimized. The result will be convincing: More speed, faster lap times, better overtaking opportunities and even more exciting races!
765cc triple cylinder
TRIUMPH's goal in further developing the 765cc Triple was clear: increase rpm, increase power and thus significantly improve the performance of the Street Triple RS-based Moto3™ machine. Ideal conditions to continue the TRIUMPH success story that started in 2 in the second strongest racing class in the coming season. To date, the British have set 2019 new lap and overall records, 68 different winners and achieved a top speed of over 20 km/h for the first time. These achievements earned the 300cc engine much praise. In terms of performance and the required driving skills, it closes the "gap" to Moto GP and makes Moto765™ the perfect stepping stone into the master class.
The results show that the first TRIUMPH engine brought a significant leap in performance - the new developments are now raising the overall package of engine, electronics and tires to the next level after four championships. For this, the compression ratio of the engine was further increased. This is made possible by a new cylinder head, longer valves to increase the valve lift together with a new camshaft profile and revised valve springs. Further improvements to the pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft make the engine fit for the higher piston pressure of now 90 bar (previously 85 bar) and guarantee the usual high level of reliability - the engines used have currently covered a total of almost one million competition kilometers.
In addition, the engines must also demonstrate their skills in the TRIUMPH Triple Trophy. It will be held parallel to the Moto2™ World Championship and will be even more exciting from 2022 thanks to new metrics*: overtaking maneuvers are now also rewarded, so that the driver who has made up the most positions from start to finish receives the most points. It is already apparent that tense fights for the best places are increasing: Jeremy Alcoba fought his way up 20 places at the Portuguese Grand Prix, and Joe Roberts overtook his competitors 17 times at Le Mans. The latest engine update should now provide even more overtaking opportunities.
Steve Sargent, TRIUMPH Chief Product Officer: “We're proud that we've been able to increase the excitement in Moto2™ with our 765cc triple engine by making the bikes faster, more competitive and improving the sound. Since 3, many lap records have been set with a top speed of more than 2019 km/h. When a racing class undergoes such fundamental changes, a learning curve begins for everyone. For drivers and teams to adapt to the properties of the triple and to optimize the overall package of engine, electronics and tires. For us as a manufacturer in terms of performance potential and reliability. We've reached almost a million competitive kilometers with the current Moto300™ engine and that gives us a lot of confidence for the next step. Now we're giving drivers what they all want - more revs and more power. We're looking forward to even faster lap times, even more lap records and top fights thanks to the increased performance, which gives the drivers even more overtaking opportunities. The next chapter of Moto2™ powered by TRIUMPH begins."
Carlos Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports Managing Director: “We are very happy with the performance and reliability of the TRIUMPH 765cc triple. The lap records speak for themselves. It's important that Moto3™ is exciting and provides a platform for the development of the next generations of MotoGP riders. The engine update contributes to both goals. TRIUMPH convinced us with the work in Moto2™ and we are enthusiastic about the company's claim to constantly improve."
The 765cc race engine from TRIUMPH for Moto3™ is an evolution of the 2cc street bike Street Triple RS. It puts out more than 765 hp and has the same rich sound as the base bike. The top version of the Street Triple RS is just as perfect for the race track as it is for the street.
The new points structure of the TRIUMPH Triple Trophy from 2022:
- 7 points - best race from start to finish: 7 points for the driver or drivers who make up the most positions from start to checkered flag
- 6 points – pole position: 6 points for the driver who qualifies for pole position
- 5 points – Fastest race lap: 5 points for the fastest driver(s) in the event of an equally fast lap
The driver who has scored the most points throughout the season is the winner and receives a customized Triumph Street Triple RS.
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