Triumph launch World Supersports team

Italian-based race team to be run be ex-Ducati supremo

BRITISH MOTORCYCLE manufacturer Triumph has announced it will be entering next year's Supersport World Championship.

Team Triumph-SC will represent Triumph's first venture onto the world stage since the company was re-established in Hinckley.

The team will field two Triumph Daytona 675s in the Supersport class as

well as a further two in the Superstock 600 European Championship. The riders have yet to be confirmed but are expected to be a mix of British and Italian talent.

Based in Bologna, Italy, Team Triumph-SC will be run by Stefano Caracchi, who has a long and successful history of racing Ducatis in World Supersport and World Superbikes.

Triumph's Product Manager, Simon Warburton, said "This is a really exciting opportunity for Triumph and the factory is behind the team 100%. The Daytona 675 has won many awards since its launch and participating in the Supersport World Championship will further raise the profile of this fantastic bike and Triumph's profile in general."

Stefano Caracchi, addressing the press during the announcement, commented:

"The Supersport and Superstock 600 are very competitive and hard categories, but we are very confident in the potential of the Daytona 675. Our team has contested the World Superbike Championship ever since the first series and we have a highly talented and experienced technical staff to develop the Daytona to meet this new challenge.