Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) is at Motorland Aragon today to test the new Triumph engine that will be used to power the intermediate class from 2019 onwards.
Triumph’s 765cc three-cylinder engine requires a re-design of the chassis, with Kalex first testing the combination at the start of 2019 in Valencia. Now though, it’s the turn of current Moto2™ rider Marquez to put the Triumph-Kalex through its paces as preparations continue ahead of the 2019 season.
Yesterday, Julian Simon and Ricky Cardus tested the KTM – Triumph combination in Aragon, with Alex de Angelis testing the new engine for NTS and Jesko Raffin doing the same for Kalex.
The Spaniard and Marc VDS aren’t the ones in Aragon today though, with Italtrans Racing Team, Pons HP40, Swiss Innovative Investors, NTS RW Racing GP, Speed Up and Kiefer Racing all present. However, none of these teams are testing with the Triumph engine.