The debut of the new TF 250-X within the Spanish Motocross Championship It couldn’t have been better after the double podium for Triumph and his team, Monster Energy Triumph Racing where Mikkel Haarup and Camden McLellan, official drivers of the team, did the rest throughout the weekend.
The races held at the legendary Talavera de la Reina circuit have been the setting chosen for the competition debut of the new Triumph TF 250-X. The experienced Haarup achieved two second places, while McLellan took his TF 250-X returning home with a fourth and third place, respectively.
Double podium for Triumph that tastes like glory
In this double podium for Triumph, Mikkel started the weekend strong, leading Saturday’s qualifying race from the start line to the checkered flag. The Dane started Sunday’s first MX2 race taking the holeshot, which marked the beginning of a nice battle for the lead with who would end up being the race winner, Lucas Coenen.
For much of the first third of the race, Mikkel battled hard with his Belgian rival before settling into second place and establishing a positive pace for the remainder of the laps. Aware that he was running on a well-watered track that was shady in some areas, Mikkel finished the race in second place.
For his part, Camdem, who did not manage to start as planned, fought the entire race to make up positions until achieving a well-deserved fourth place. To complete his participation in the opening event of the Spanish Championship with positive results, at the beginning of the second and last round of MX2, Mikkel was about to take the holeshot again and Camden was buried in the peloton after leaving the first curve.
They therefore contested two very different races: Mikkel put together a solid and consistent performance to take his second place of the day, while Camden was forced to make a brilliant comeback from outside the top 20 on the first lap to third position at the end of the day. the checkered flag falls.
In the words of Mikkel Haarup, about this double podium for Triumph: “The entire Monster Energy Triumph Racing team has been incredible and coming away with two second places is great.” Camden McLellan, despite some setbacks, expressed his satisfaction and optimism, highlighting the great weekend for the team.
Vincent Bereni, the Team Manager, noted about the double podium for Triumph that “This weekend was about running, learning and improving”; and was satisfied with the achievements, while Ian Kimber, Triumph’s Head of Off-Road Programmes, highlighted the team’s solid and promising start.