Moto2 Pre-Race Briefing 2021 Round 11, Grand Prix of Austria, Red Bull Ring, 13-15 August

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Grand Prix of Styria

Here’s what Triumph have to say about the upcoming Moto2 racing this weekend:

Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:

“It’s great to be racing again and have the season underway. Marco rode very well to climb from third to first on the opening lap, and then again to retake the lead on lap 19 – it was a determined ride for his first win of the year which really kick starts his championship bid in this season half. With an intense run of races now momentum is key, but especially from last weekend to this at the same track. With Marco’s record at the Red Bull Ring it’d be hard to bet against him for a repeat victory, but Remy is doing exactly what he needs to do to maintain his lead of the Championship with a smart ride – those two are the only riders to have scored points at every race this season. It was great too to see another rookie in Ai Ogura deliver his best qualifying performance of the season with second, just 0.02sec ahead of Bezzecchi, which further demonstrates just how even the class continues to be.”

  • Marco Bezzecchi’s win sees him become the 5th different winner in 2021 and gives him three overall using Triumph power
  • Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez have three wins each from 2021, so the championship top three (including Bezzecchi) share seven wins from the first ten races between them
  • Such is the race day consistency of the top three this year, after the first ten races of the season their average points haul stands at 170 versus 124 in 2019 and 137 in 2020
  • Rookie Ai Ogura set his first Moto2 fastest lap, becoming the second rookie to do so this year (alongside Raul Fernandez)

Upcoming race

  • This weekend’s Austrian GP is the second in the back-to-back pairing at the Red Bull Ring, where again the weather is forecast to be changeable
  • With his victory last weekend, Marco Bezzecchi is now the most successful of the current Moto2 grid at the Red Bull Ring, taking the last two race victories at the venue
  • For this weekend, Dunlop will supply a new ‘supersoft’ rear tyre – the softest used in Moto2

Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph

  • Ai Ogura entered the Triumph Triple Trophy standings with fastest lap in Styria, whilst Remy Gardner closed on Raul Fernandez in top spot, now tied for second with Sam Lowes

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 765ccAUS197
225R. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA162
372M. BezzecchiKalexTriumph 765ccITA153
422S. LowesKalexTriumph 765ccGBR101
521F. Di GiannantonioKalexTriumph 765ccITA76
644A. CanetBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA75
723M. SchrotterKalexTriumph 765ccGER72
837A. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA66
979A. OguraKalexTriumph 765ccJPN60
1097X. ViergeKalexTriumph 765ccSPA57

2021 standings – Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph:

PosRace #RiderNationPointsTeam
125R. FernandezSPA46Red Bull KTM Ajo
222S. LowesGBR33Elf Marc VDS Racing Team
87R. GardnerAUS33Red Bull KTM Ajo
442M. RamirezSPA21American Racing
519L. Dalla PortaITA14Italtrans Racing Team
40H. GarzoSPA14Flexbox HP40
13C. ViettiITA14SKY Racing Team VR46
86C. BeaubierUSA7American Racing
35S. ChantraTHA7IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
97X. ViergeSPA7PETRONAS Sprinta Racing
72M. BezzecchiITA7SKY Racing Team VR46
1279A. OguraJPN5IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

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 Malaysia, Sepang
820 JunGP of Germany, Sachsenring177 NovGP of Algarve
927 JunTT Assen, Assen1814 NovGP of Valencia, Valencia