Triumph Motorcycle’s Moto2 Pre-Race Briefing 2021 Round 5, French Grand Prix, Le Mans, 14-16 May

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Spanish Grand Prix recap

Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:

“The Gresini team have had an emotional start to the season and after taking a podium in Qatar to start the season, it was wonderful to see Fabio Di Giannantonio take his first Moto2 victory in Spain with an excellent ride. It was a remarkably fast weekend too; we saw a new lap record and new outright set, and the total race time was 16 seconds faster than in 2020, which continues to demonstrate the gains the teams and riders are making as they become more and more familiar with and able to extract more of the performance potential from our 765cc engines and the ECU package which let’s not forget is still relatively new to Moto2 as we’re in just our third season.”

  • In Jerez we saw the first clean sweep of 2021 of records – a new fastest top speed, new lap record and new outright record. Notwithstanding new tracks, this is the first clean sweep since Aragon last season
  • Fabio Di Giannantonio took his first Triumph-powered win to become the 14th different Moto2 winner in the Triumph era (since 2019)
  • After a perfect score from the first two rounds, his rivals have overhauled the gap to Sam Lowes and the championship top three are now separated by just 6 points
Upcoming race
  • For three out of the last four years, the eventual Moto2 Championship winner has won at Le Mans with the exception of 2020 when Sam Lowes won the race (he finished tied on points for second in the World Championship)
  • After being rescheduled in October last year when it was a chilly and damp 12 degrees Celsius, this year the French Grand Prix returns to its usual May slot on the calendar
Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph
  • Fastest lap in Jerez means Lowes is the only rider to score points at every race so far in 2021, and has a commanding lead. Hector Garzo enters the standings with fastest top speed in Spain
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 765ccAUS69
222S. LowesKalexTriumph 765ccGBR66
325R. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA63
472M. BezzecchiKalexTriumph 765ccITA56
521F. Di GiannantonioKalexTriumph 765ccITA52
616J. RobertsKalexTriumph 765ccUSA31
744A. CanetBoscoscuroTriumph 765ccSPA30
897X. ViergeKalexTriumph 765ccSPA26
937A. FernandezKalexTriumph 765ccSPA23
1079A. OguraKalexTriumph 765ccJPN20

2021 standings – Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph:

PosRace #RiderNationPointsTeam
122S. LowesGBR28Elf Marc VDS Racing Team
219L. Dalla PortaITA14Italtrans Racing Team
387R. GardnerAUS11Red Bull KTM Ajo
442M. RamirezSPA7American Racing
6C. BeaubierUSA7American Racing
40H. GarzoSPA7Flexbox HP40
725R. FernandezSPA5Red Bull KTM Ajo

2021 Moto2 calendar:

 DateRace DateRace
128 MarGP of Qatar, Losail1115 AugGP of Austria, Red Bull Ring
24 AprGP of Doha, Losail1229 AugGP of Britain, Silverstone
318 AprGP of Portugal, Algarve1312 SeptGP of Aragon, Aragon
42 MayGP of Spain, Jerez1419 SeptGP of San Marino, Misano
516 MayGP of France, Le Mans153 OctGP of Japan, Motegi
630 MayGP of Italy, Mugello1610 OctGP of Thailand, Chang
76 JunGP of Catalunya, Barcelona1724 OctGP of Australia, Phillip Island
820 JunGP of Germany, Sachsenring1831 OctGP of Malaysia, Sepang
927 JunTT Assen, Assen1914 NovGP of Valencia, Valencia
1011 JulGP of Finland, Kymirng