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Peter Hickman to ride Triumph Daytona 765 in British MotoGP parade lap

Peter Hickman will ride the new Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2 at Silverstone in a parade lap during the British MotoGP

It’s been quite a year for Isle of Man TT star Peter Hickman already… and it’s just gotten a little better!

The Burton-upon-Trent rider has been chosen to ride a parade lap of Silverstone aboard the newly-announced Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2, which is getting its world premiere on 23rd August 2019 during the British MotoGP.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of his record-breaking success in the Ulster Grand Prix, Hickman reeling off seven wins over the course of the weekend, including two Supersport class wins riding a Triumph 675 Daytona.

The Triumph Daytona 765 is inspired by the manufacturer’s involvement in the Moto2 World Championship, where it has just taken over from Honda as the control engine supplier with its 765cc inline three-cylinder based on the engine found in the Triumph Street Triple RS 765.

What can we expect from the Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2?

The spit-shined final version gets its world premiere under the lights on Saturday 23 August during the British MotoGP at Silverstone and we will likely have to wait until then before performance figures are unveiled. However, Triumph is promising the highest-ever specification and a limited-edition race paint scheme. 

Moreover, the chassis will be tuned to emulate that ‘racer for the road’ selling point, with Triumph insisting it is the closest you can get to a ‘genuine Moto2 factory ride’.

The Daytona 765 represents an upgrade for the popular supersport package, which has enjoyed success in its current 675 guise since going on sale in 2006. 

What a year for Peter Hickman… and it’s only August

The announcement comes hot on the heels of his record-breaking success in the Ulster Grand Prix, Hickman reeling off seven wins over the course of the weekend, including two Supersport class wins riding a Triumph 675 Daytona. On the Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR his lap record – 136.415mph - officially makes him the fastest road racer in the world.

Moreover, Hickman was the star performer in the Isle of Man TT this year notching up three wins – two of which came on the Triumph – while he still holds the Mountain Course lap record of 135.452mph. 

He is also a multiple winner in the Macau Grand Prix, while he is in contention for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship Title Showdown with two events to go until the ‘final six’ go through to the final stages.

Though it is focused on BMW machinery in the British Superbike Championship class now, Smiths Racing enjoyed significant success in the Supersport category as a partner of Triumph.

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