As the thrilling 2021 Moto2 season reached fever pitch at the season finale at the Grand Prix of Valencia, Remy Gardner was crowned as the latest Moto2 World Champion powered by Triumph, and runner-up Raul Fernandez got a Triumph award of his own.

Taking the crown by just four points, it’s been the closest ever Moto2 title fight since the class began. In the inaugural year for Triumph power, 2019, Alex Marquez finished the season just three points ahead of Brad Binder, but he’d already sealed the title at the previous round in Malaysia so had a race in hand. The 2021 World Championship fight went right down to the wire.

Fernandez sealed the Triumph Triple Trophy at the Algarve Grand Prix, and was presented with his custom-liveried Street Triple RS over the weekend. The bike features the Triumph 765cc triple powerplant from which the engine powering his remarkable rookie Moto2 season is derived.

The Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph ran for a second year alongside the Moto2 World Championship in 2021, recognising that there are more stories of success from a GP than simply the race win by awarding points based on fastest top speed, pole position and fastest race lap.

A third season of Moto2 powered by Triumph once again saw records fall – eleven new race lap and outright records to be exact, further bettering those already set using Triumph triple power.

There have currently been five different winners in a season which has been dominated in terms of race wins by rookie sensation Raul Fernandez, who took eight victories to beat the previous record of seven wins in a rookie Moto2 season set by Marc Marquez.

The Triumph Triple Trophy points are awarded as follows:

  • 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

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).

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 Top Ten Standings – Triumph Triple Trophy #PoweredbyTriumph:


Race #







R. Fernandez



Red Bull KTM Ajo



S. Lowes



Elf Marc VDS Racing Team



H. Garzo



Flexbox HP40



M. Ramirez



American Racing



R. Gardner



Red Bull KTM Ajo



M. Bezzecchi



SKY Racing Team VR46



C. Vietti



SKY Racing Team VR46



L. Dalla Porta



Italtrans Racing Team



S. Chantra



IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia



C. Beaubier



American Racing


Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles:

“What a season that was, and we’ve another new World Champion! My congratulations to Remy Gardner for taking the 2021 title, following of course in his father’s footsteps some 34 years later to become only the second father and son World Champions in the FIM Road Racing World Championship! Congratulations too to Raul Fernandez after such a remarkable rookie season and we’re proud to have awarded him with the Triumph Triple Trophy for 2021. His exceptional talent really shone this year and as he leapfrogs into MotoGP with Remy, I am confident that their experience with the Triumph 765cc triple and electronics and tyre package of Moto2 now will stand them in great stead to graduate to the premier class. This of course is a major aim of our first three-year tenure in Moto2 – to make the class much more relevant and meaningful in the ladder of progression, and we’ve seen with another eleven new lap records set in 2021 how our engines are helping to redefine the category and make it closer to MotoGP than ever before.

In the 2022 season we embark upon the next chapter of our relationship with Dorna, and we’re excited to keep powering Moto2 forward with further performance developments in the pipeline. For now though, my congratulations to our new World Champion, to Aki Ajo and all of his team, and to Dorna and the whole Moto2 grid for delivering another thrilling season of racing that we’re very proud to be a part of.”




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About Triumph Motorcycles

  • First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 120 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2022. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.
  • With more than 83,389 motorcycles delivered in calendar year 2022, and on track to reach a milestone 800 dealers across the world in 2023, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer.
  • This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the stunning Speed Triple 1200 RR, Tiger Sport 660 and Trident 660, all-new transcontinental Tiger 1200 and epic Tiger 900, world leading Rocket 3 R and GT, the new high-performance Street Triple 765 RS, iconic Scrambler 1200, and the legendary Triumph Bonneville family including the Bonneville Bobber, Thruxton RS, Speed Twin 900 Twin, Scrambler 900, and the iconic Bonneville T120 and T100 and the stunning Chrome Collection modern classics.
  • Triumph currently employs around 3,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India, China and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
  • The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. Recently updated with even more performance, capability and style, it’s that handling, character and iconic looks, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.
  • Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the Triumph triple powered 2014 and 2015 Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing, Isle of Man Supersports TT wins in 2014 and 2019, courtesy of Gary Johnson and Peter Hickman, plus an average speed of over 130mph 2023 by Peter Hickman on his Triumph STR765, and a thrilling last-lap victory at the legendary Daytona 200 by Brandon Paasch on the Street Triple 765 in 2022.
  • Triumph’s racing legend continues as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship since the start of the 2019 season. Triumph Motorcycles provides all of the teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS powerplant. Redefining the class and breaking record after record in the inaugural year, including the first ever +300km/h Moto2™ top speed, the 2020 season got even faster with another 11 all-time lap records and seven different winners from 15 races. Reflecting these great successes, the wonderful feedback and partnerships that Triumph have had with the riders and their teams, and the incredible response from Triumph fans across the world, Triumph and Dorna, in 2021, decided to extend our relationship and sign a new contract for another three years of racing: 2022 – 2024. The 765 Triumph Triple has so far achieved 73 race and outright lap records, enabled 21 different riders to win a Moto2™ race, with 8 different winners in 2022 alone. A 300km/h top speed has been reached at least once in each season, with the bar being moved even higher during practice at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix, when both Celestino Vietti and Darryn Binder recorded the highest ever top speed in Moto2™ of 301.6 km/h.  Triumph 765cc triples have raced more than one million kms, proving the engine’s outstanding performance and reliability.
  • Triumph’s racing activities are further bolstered by a return to the World Superbike paddock in 2022 with a factory-supported race team, Dynavolt Triumph, in the World Supersport Championship.
  • In 2021 Triumph announced their forthcoming entry into the Motocross and Enduro worlds as well as a new factory racing effort, with a commitment to top tier championship racing in both Motocross and Enduro series.
  • In 2022 Triumph revealed their partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of the sport’s most experienced and successful team owners, who will field two of Triumph’s all-new 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 MX2 class and will add an entry into the 450cc MXGP class in 2025, and with Team Principal Bobby Hewitt and Team Manager Stephen ‘Scuba’ Westfall to field its all-new Triumph 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship, which is comprised of the Monster Energy Supercross World Championship, and the Pro Motocross Championship, with three season-ending SuperMotocross rounds.  For the 2025 season Triumph will additionally field its new 450cc bike in the SuperMotocross World Championship.
  • In July 2022, Iván Cervantes secured victory in the Baja Aragón. Cervantes dominated the 450km race and crossed the finish line 1 hour and 6 minutes ahead of his rivals in the Trail category. In the scratch classification, which included professional riders with light 450cc rally motorcycles, Cervantes achieved an even more remarkable 11th position, clearly demonstrating the Tiger’s ability to compete at an elite level of competition.
  • In 2023 Triumph officially claimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for ‘The greatest distance on a motorcycle in 24 hours (individual)’.  Riding a factory-specification Tiger 1200 GT Explorer on the High-Speed Ring at the Nardò Technical Center in Italy, 5x Enduro World Champion and Triumph Global Ambassador Iván Cervantes travelled more than 4012km in a 24-hour period, beating the previous record of 3406km by a huge margin of more than 600km.
  • In 2023, Triumph launched the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X: two all-new models. Designed from the ground-up with a brand-new single engine platform at their heart, these new models have been designed to deliver a fun, agile and confidence-inspiring ride for riders of all ages and experience levels. Conceived and designed in Hinckley, UK, these accessible new models represent incredible value for money and bring Triumph’s iconic style, quality and performance to a whole new generation of Triumph riders.

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