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By motogp.com

Returning in 2021: the Triumph Triple Trophy

Moto2™ will enter their third season powered by the legendary manufacturer, and the competition returns following a successful debut year

Tags Moto2, 2021

The 2021 Moto2™ season kicked into gear last weekend, with Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) taking victory at the Barwa Qatar Grand Prix. It was an impressive performance from the Brit as he got his title tilt off to the perfect start with 25 crucial Championship points, and in addition to this, he also takes an early lead in the Triumph Triple Trophy.

Beginning in 2019, Triumph enters its third season powering the class, with the 765cc triple powerplant helping rewrite the history books as lap records are continually broken in the intermediate class. In celebration of the competition in Moto2™, and following a resounding success in its debut year, the Triumph Triple Trophy returns for a second season in which riders can duke it out for the top prize.

2020 saw Marco Bezzecchi (SKY Racing Team VR46) come out on top, ahead of current MotoGP™ rookie Luca Marini (SKY VR46 Esponsorama) and Sam Lowes, with 81 points. This year presents the Italian with the opportunity to defend his crown, but it won’t be easy as the likes of Lowes, Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team), among others, will be vying for the prize.

This initiative was created to recognise and further reward those standout riders during each Grand Prix, starting in Qatar, awarding points in three areas: fastest top speed of the weekend, pole position, and fastest race lap. The one rider at the top of each of these categories (or multiple riders in the case of a tie) will be awarded 7, 6 and 5 points respectively at each Grand Prix:

The Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredByTriumph:

Fastest top speed: 7 points for the fastest rider/riders in case of a tie

Pole position: 6 points for the rider on pole

Fastest race lap: 5 points for the fastest rider/riders in case of a tie

The winner – the rider who accrues the most points throughout the season – will be awarded a Triumph Street Triple RS motorcycle, which is powered by the 765cc triple engine from which the Moto2™ powerplant is derived.

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