Triumph takes home the 2023 Torrens Trophy for its Moto2 engine

The prestigious British factory, Triumph, has just been awarded the 2023 Torrens award for its competition engine used in Moto2 motorcycles. Let us remember that Triumph became the exclusive engine supplier for the Moto2 World Championship in 2019, when the company’s 765cc 3-cylinder replaced the legendary 4-cylinder Honda CBR 600.

This trophy is voted on by a committee of members and is awarded by the Royal Automobile Club of London, to a person or organization, for demonstrating a «Outstanding contribution to the cause or technical excellence of safe and skilled motorcycling in the United Kingdom«. That is, it has been awarded since the 1970s to the greatest achievers in British motorcycling, whether they are drivers, manufacturers, developers or anyone.

First founded in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, for over three decades. The company delivered 86,653 motorcycles in 2023 to become the largest British motorcycle manufacturer.

The five Moto2 champions of Triumph since 2019 they are Alex Marquez, Enea Bastianini, Remy Gardner, Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta. All but Gardner (WorldSBK) will be in MotoGP this year and almost half of the current MotoGP grid has achieved a victory in grand prix on a Moto2 bike with an engine Triumph. Furthermore, in 2024, Triumph Racing will participate for the first time in the world motocross championships, as well as the American Supercross and Pro Motocross championships.

Triumph conquers Torrens Trophy 2023

Nick Bloorexecutive director of Triumph Motorcyclesreceived the Torrens trophy of the Royal Automobile Club from the hands of Ben Cussons, president of the Royal Automobile Club. Upon receiving the trophy on stage with the former pilot and presenter Steve Parrish, Bloor said: “A huge thank you to the Royal Automobile Club, the President and the Torrens committee, it is an absolute privilege to receive this award

Let us remember that the 765 engine of the Street Triple of Triumph, is currently in his sixth season on the track and his reign is assured until the year 2029. Throughout this time, he has accumulated an astonishing record of over 1.3 million km of intense competition, has been driven by the hands and skill of 21 different pilots. And last but not least, he has reached the top of the podium with speeds exceeding 300 km/h.

Torrens Trophy 2023

Paul Stroudcommercial director of Triumphdeclared to our companions: “It is absolutely fantastic that we have been recognized for our contribution to one of the world’s greatest motorcycle sporting events: Moto2. We’ve been partners for five seasons, we’re coming into our sixth season and we’ve extended our contract with Dorna, which is absolutely fantastic«.

He Mr. Stroudcontinued: «There are so many unsung heroes who have really helped within Triumph Motorcycles to make this whole project a reality and it’s just wonderful recognition from the Triumph team.«.

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Ben Cussonspresident of the Royal Automobile Club and member of the Torrens Trophy Nominations Committee, said: “Triumph is an extraordinary company in the UK. It is a business built on passion and engineering excellence. If it wasn’t for Triumph, we wouldn’t have a motorcycle industry in this country. “They have transformed motorcycle manufacturing and it is a bold move to enter the heat of Moto2.”.

He Mr. Cussomskeep going: “There is no tolerance for failure, so taking their engine was a bold move and they have clearly produced a good engine. “I went to the British Grand Prix, you walk down pit lane and talk to the teams, and they really like the engine and they really like working with Triumph.”.

Torrens Trophy 2023

In addition to displaying the sporting credentials of Triumph On circuits around the world, the company’s involvement in Moto2 has also had tangible benefits for the development of road motorcycles. Paul Stroud explained: “I can’t think of a harsher environment to test the engine and demonstrate its capabilities. We are constantly working to increase engine performance and when we started in the championship in 2019, the Street Triple RS offered 121.3 HP and today it offers 128.2 HP. This has been possible thanks to participation in Moto2”.

And the Mr. Stroudended: “Additionally, this year the championship is powered by a sustainable fuel mix (E40) and what that exposure and opportunity creates is that it begins to help us move forward in terms of meeting government requirements regarding the environment.”.

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