Moto 2 Pre-Race Briefing 5-7 November 2021

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Round 17, Grand Prix of Algarve, Portugal

Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:

Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna

“It was great to see Sam take his third win of the season in a dominant display to return to the top step for the first time since Doha back in April. The conditions for this second race at Misano were much cooler than the first in mid-September and the winning time was 15 seconds faster, and Sam’s teammate Augusto Fernandez also set a new race lap record, so the pace was much improved as a result. Out front in the championship, Raul’s mistake has given Remy a bit more breathing room, but it’s a thrilling battle that we thank and congratulate them both for, and all of Aki Ajo’s team, as this is exactly the sort of show we want to see in Moto2.” A potentially costly DNF for Raul Fernandez, his third no-points score of the season, halted his chase of his teammate and extended Remy’s lead back out to 18 points with just 2 rounds to go

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Picture courtesy of Triumph Motorcycles
  • The Grand Prix of Algarve is the second to be held at the Algarve International Circuit (Portimao) in 2021, but unlike the other back-to-backs, the first visit was on 18 April for round three
  • At that Grand Prix, Raul took his first Moto2 victory in what has become a glittering rookie season
  • Remy could take the title in Portugal if he outscores Raul by eight points (in a tie-situation Raul would win on countback as he’s taken more GP wins in 2021 – 7 to Remy’s 4)

Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph

  • Raul Fernandez has got one hand firmly on the Triumph Triple Trophy – currently with a 22- point lead over Sam Lowes, if he emerges from Portugal at least 18 points clear, he cannot be caught in the final race and will win himself a custom-liveried Street Triple RS
  • Demonstrating how close the fight has been all year, only once in 16 races has a rider taken points for top speed, pole and fastest lap – Raul Fernandez in Assen (and that top speed was matched to 0.1km/h by Bezzecchi and Vietti, all three scoring points)
Picture courtesy of Triumph Motorcycles

About the Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph

  • The Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph runs alongside the Moto2 World Championship in 2021, recognising that there are more stories of success from a GP than simply the race win, and will award one rider with a Street Triple RS at the end of the season
  • Points will be awarded to the rider (or multiple riders in the case of a tie):
  • Fastest top speed: 7 points for the fastest rider / riders in case of a tie
  • Pole position: 6 points for the rider starting from pole
  • Fastest race lap: 5 points for the fastest rider / riders in case of a tie

The Triumph Moto2™ 765cc race engine is a development of the class-leading Street Triple RS 765cc road motorcycle and produces more than 140PS and the same visceral soundtrack

2021 Moto2 World Championship top ten:

PosRace #RiderChassisEngineNationPoints
187R. GardnerKalexTriumph 765ccAUS280
225R. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA262
372M. BezzecchiKalexTriumph 765ccITA206
422S. LowesKalexTriumph 765ccGBR165
537A. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA151
644A. CanetBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA140
721F. Di GiannantonioKalexTriumph 765ccITA136
879A. OguraKalexTriumph 765ccJPN120
99J. NavarroBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA89
1023M. SchrotterKalexTriumph 765ccGER85

2021 top ten standings – Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph:

PosRace #RiderNationPointsTeam
125R. FernandezSPA73Red Bull KTM Ajo
222S. LowesGBR51Elf Marc VDS Racing Team
340H. GarzoSPA35Flexbox HP40
42M. RamirezSPA35American Racing
587R. GardnerAUS33Red Bull KTM Ajo
672M. BezzecchiITA27SKY Racing Team VR46
719L. Dalla PortaITA14Italtrans Racing Team
13C. ViettiITA14SKY Racing Team VR46
935S. ChantraTHA12IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
106C. BeaubierUSA7American Racing

2021 Moto2 calendar:

 DateRace DateRace
128 MarGP of Qatar, Losail108 AugGP of Styria, Red Bull Ring
24 AprGP of Doha, Losail1115 AugGP of Austria, Red Bull Ring
318 AprGP of Portugal, Algarve1229 AugGP of Britain, Silverstone
42 MayGP of Spain, Jerez1312 SeptGP of Aragon, Aragon
516 MayGP of France, Le Mans1419 SeptGP of San Marino, Misano
630 MayGP of Italy, Mugello153 OctGP of Americas, COTA
76 JunGP of Catalunya, Barcelona1624 OctGP of Misano, Misano
820 JunGP of Germany, Sachsenring177 NovGP of Algarve, Algarve
927 JunTT Assen, Assen1814 NovGP of Valencia, Valencia