Moto2 Pre-Race Briefing 2021 Round 14, San Marino Grand Prix, Misano, 17-19 September

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This weekend is Round 14 of the Moto2 Championship which is being held at Misano. Here’s what Triumph Motorcycles have to say ahead of the weekend 🙂

Grand Prix of Aragon

Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:

“Congratulations to Raul and Remy again for another 1-2 finish last weekend as it’s very definitely becoming a two-horse race for the title, and also congratulations to the whole of Aki Ajo’s team for sealing the Moto2 Teams’ World Championship title with five rounds remaining. It was a real shame for Sam as he once again at Aragon looked dominant with pole and the early lead but crashed on lap 13 whilst chasing Raul. Augusto Fernandez delivered an impressive race to climb from 12th on the grid to finish 3rd for his fourth podium in the last five races.”

  • It wasn’t quite a lights-to-flag victory for Raul Fernandez as he started third on the grid, but by the first lap he was 2nd and he took the lead on lap 4, then rode to a comprehensive victory with a margin of 5.4sec, in part because of Sam Lowes’ crash whilst chasing in second
  • Aragon was Sam’s fifth pole position of the season. Raul has 4 poles, and Remy three from 2021. These three share 12 of the 13 poles of this season, with the other pole-sitter being Marco Bezzecchi at the British GP

Upcoming race

  • Last year Misano hosted a back-to-back pair of races, the second of which was interrupted by a red flag after a significant downpour six laps into the race with the field all on slicks. The restart was further delayed by 15minutes as the rain intensified
  • Enea Bastianini held his nerve to finish at the front of both race parts, taking the victory ahead of Bezzecchi and Lowes
  • Of the current field, Bastianini, Marini, Bezzecchi, Lowes, A Fernandez, Di Giannantonio, Schrotter, Luthi and Syahrin have all stood on the podium in Moto2 in recent years

Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph With five races remaining, Sam Lowes has closed to just six points away from current Triumph Triple Trophy leader Raul Fernandez, so that custom Street Triple RS is very much to play for.

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 765ccAUS251
225R. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA212
372M. BezzecchiKalexTriumph 765ccITA179
422S. LowesKalexTriumph 765ccGBR127
637A. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA108
544A. CanetBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA103
721F. Di GiannantonioKalexTriumph 765ccITA101
879A. OguraKalexTriumph 765ccJPN95
923M. SchrotterKalexTriumph 765ccGER80
109J. NavarroBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA71

2021 top ten standings – Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph:

PosRace #RiderNationPointsTeam
125R. FernandezSPA51Red Bull KTM Ajo
222S. LowesGBR45Elf Marc VDS Racing Team
387R. GardnerAUS33Red Bull KTM Ajo
442M. RamirezSPA28American Racing
40H. GarzoSPA28Flexbox HP40
672M. BezzecchiITA20SKY 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
927 JunTT Assen, Assen1814 NovGP of Valencia, Valencia

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