Triumph Street Triple 765 hits track ahead of 2022 WorldSSP return

PTR Dynavolt Triumph completes its first test using the Street Triple 765 as Hannes Soomer puts miles on the new 2022 WorldSSP entry.

Hannes Sooner - PTR Dynavolt Triumph

Triumph has completed the first test of its Street Triple 765 ahead of its full-factory return to the WorldSSP Championship in 2022.

The British marque hasn’t been represented in a works capacity on the international racing scene since 2012, though its erstwhile 675 Daytona triple was entered by a series of privateer efforts right up to 2018.

However, with Supersport regulations being tweaked for 2022 to allow larger engined models to compete, Triumph is returning with a works-backed effort in conjunction with experienced British team PTR and title backers Dynavolt.

The parties, which have already worked together in the British Supersport Championship using a faired version of its 765cc triple-cylinder engined Street Triple roadster, will compete with Estonian racer Hannes Soomer and ex-Moto2 convert Stefano Manzi.

Only Soomer was present for the test at Portimao as Manzi is recovering from surgery to his shoulder.

“It’s been a good first test with Hannes, his first time on the Dynavolt Triumph 765 Street Triple,” team manager Simon Buckmaster said. “The first day we lost a lot of track time with the rain and when it wasn’t raining there were still damp patches but day two was a good dry day and we learned a lot. 

“We finished up the test with quite a different set up to last year’s riders. We tried some different settings to get Hannes comfortable and he’s starting to adapt to the Dynavolt Triumph. The bike ran absolutely flawlessly, no problems and that’s a great job by the boys. Hannes is working very well with the team so we’re all quite pleased. 

“Now we go to Aragon for our second test, still without Stefano Manzi but he will benefit from the last private test at Estoril and the official pre-race test on the Monday and Tuesday before the race at Aragon.”

As well as Triumph, Ducati and MV Agusta will also debut new models for 2022 by running the Panigale V2 and F3 800 sportsbikes.