34 riders ready for Triumph Triple Challenge

Same popular series but riders have the new 675R to play with

TRIUMPH'S Triple Challenge kicks off this weekend at the opening round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

34 riders will be on the grid this season, all riding the brand new Daytona 675R with Ohlins suspension and Brembo monobloc brakes. Previously the TTC has run on the standard Daytona.

Three quarters of the grid are new to TTC but some familiar faces are once again lining up to do battle: Phil Atkinson, Chrissy Rouse, Ben Taylor, Dan Fuller, Richard Steadman and Sam Cox are all revved-up and ready to go.

Despite being a domestic series, this year's TTC has attracted more talent from around the worldwith Spanish Superstock 600 champ Aleix Aulestia and Floridian AMA Pro Road Racing Series rider Michael Corbino also on the grid.