Moto2 Pre-Race Briefing – 2021 Round 18, Grand Prix of Valencia, 12-14 November

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Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:

“There’s still one race to go but this season has been another thriller – a total of eleven new lap records, five different winners and the rise of the remarkable rookie Raul Fernandez who has scored a record-equalling seven wins in his rookie season. His performance sealed him the 2021 Triumph Triple Trophy last time out in Portugal, and we are thrilled to be able to hand over his custom-liveried Street Triple RS this coming weekend. Of course, it’s Remy Gardner who is oh-so-close to the Moto2 World Championship crown this season and becoming only the second father-son combination to win FIM Road Racing World Championship titles.”

Upcoming race

  • Once again the Moto2 World Championship is going right down to the wire. Remy Gardner has more than one hand on the trophy with a 23-point lead, meaning that even if Raul wins Remy could finish 13th and still take the title
  • As in 2020 when Enea Bastianini was crowned champion, the title will be decided only in the final round of the season
  • Raul has finished on the podium at Valencia in Moto3 with third last year, but Remy hasn’t stood on the podium at the venue before

Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph

  • Raul Fernandez has won the 2021 Triumph Triple Trophy
  • Going into the last round with a 28-point advantage, Raul’s consistency with 13 pole position or fastest lap scores and one fastest top speed, he will receive his custom-liveried Street Triple RS this coming weekend in Valencia

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 765ccAUS305
225R. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA282
372M. BezzecchiKalexTriumph 765ccITA214
422S. LowesKalexTriumph 765ccGBR181
537A. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA158
644A. CanetBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA153
721F. Di GiannantonioKalexTriumph 765ccITA141
879A. OguraKalexTriumph 765ccJPN120
99J. NavarroBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA98
1023M. SchrotterKalexTriumph 765ccGER91

2021 top ten standings – Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph:

PosRace #RiderNationPointsTeam
125R. FernandezSPA79Red 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
6C. BeaubierUSA12American 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


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