PETER HICKMAN CONTINUES VICTORIOUS 2019 ROAD RACE CAMPAIGN ON BOARD THE TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 AT THE ULSTER GP
Following on from his recent historic win at the Isle of Man Supersport TT on board his Triumph Daytona 675 R, Peter Hickman has done it again at the 2019 fonaCAB Ulster GP, narrowly winning ahead of close competitors Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison.
In perfect weather conditions Hickman, on board his Smiths Racing Trooper Beer 675cc Triumph Daytona had to fight hard in the opening five-lap Supersport race as he went head to head with Lee Johnston for the entire race distance. It was Johnston who led in the early stages, but it all came down to the last lap and the duo were side by side for much of it. Ultimately it was Peter Hickman who prevailed with a winning margin of just 0.357 seconds, claiming his eighth Ulster Grand Prix victory.
During the day Hickman confirmed his status as the fastest road racer in the world by also winning the opening Superbike race. The championship action is scheduled to recommence on Saturday with a further outing for the triple-powered Daytona, however the current weather forecast could cause some disruption to the schedule.
After another incredible Triumph-mounted win, Peter said “In the Supersport race, I knew it would be incredibly close and although I tried to make the break, it soon became clear that it wasn’t going to happen! On the last lap, I managed to get by Lee at Wheeler’s but for the last third of the lap we were side by side, but he’s such a class act, I felt perfectly comfortable racing so close with him. The Triumph has been flying this year and it seems to do whatever I want it to do so to end the day with two wins and the outright lap record is brilliant.”
Everyone at Triumph Motorcycles would like to extend our congratulations to Peter and all of the team at Smiths for another historic race win.
New DAYTONA Moto2™ 765 LIMITED EDITION
(To be revealed at British GP at Silverstone on 23rd August 2019)
Hickman’s Triumph Daytona 675cc successful road race campaign coincides with the confirmation in responding to overwhelmingly positive customer demand, Triumph will be an introducing a new generation of the legendary, multiple Supersport Championship-winning Daytona with a new 765cc engine capacity. This limited edition motorcycle will be officially revealed at the GoPro British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday 23rd August 2019.
In addition, Peter Hickman will be riding the new Triumph Daytona 765 in a parade lap on race day at British GP, Silverstone on Sunday 25th August in the motorcycle’s dynamic debut.
- New Daytona Moto2™ 765 Limited Edition
- Highest ever power and torque from its new Moto2™-derived 765cc
- Highest ever specification and rider technology
- Precision-perfect, championship-winning chassis
- First ever official Moto2™ Dorna Sports.SL licenced motorcycle
- Limited run of individually numbered motorcycles, with only 765 for Europe
and Asia, and 765 for the US and Canada.
For further information contact Tom Robinson on Tom.Robinson@Triumph.co.uk
Notes to Editors
- The Triumph Moto2™ 765cc race engine is a development of the class-leading Street Triple RS 765cc road motorcycle with the same visceral soundtrack.
- First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 115 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2017. 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.
- Building around 65,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has around 650 dealers across the world.
- This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the iconic new Scrambler 1200, epic Speed Triple, the game changing all new Street Triple 765, the class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger 1200, iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the stunning Speed Twin, Bonneville Bobber, legendary Thruxton, accessible Street Twin, Street Scrambler and iconic Bonneville T120 and T100, plus an exciting and accessible A2 range of Triumph motorcycles.
- Triumph currently employs around 2,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India 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. It’s that handling, character and style, 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 675cc Triumph triple powered 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT win, the 2014 and 2015 British Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing, and again this year, with another victory at the Isle of Man Supersports TT, piloted by Peter Hickman. And of course with the new generation 765cc triple engine powering the 2019 Moto2™ championship, Triumph’s racing legend continues.