TRIUMPH ANNOUNCE DYNAVOLT AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR 2021 BRITISH SUPERSPORT TEAM
Motorcycle battery manufacturer Dynavolt will come on board as the title sponsor of the new factory-backed Triumph racing team for their debut in the 2021 British Supersport championship.
Dynavolt Tech are based in China and are known for their high-tech, ethical energy products. The company annually produces around 15 million batteries, which are sold in over 100 countries worldwide.
The brand has been involved in motorsport, at its top levels, for many years achieving a wealth of success in world championships, including Moto2 since 2012, World Superbike team and in World Supersport.
Nitipat Panichsakul of Dynavolt Motorcycle Branding said: “At Dynavolt, we are proud of our relationship with PTR, a racing team with both an impressive history and reputation. Dynavolt shares their passion for motorsport and to continue that relationship and also join forces with the iconic Triumph Motorcycle brand is a great honour. Dynavolt is one of the World’s top battery manufacturers with many loyal and enthusiastic customers who we know will be happy with this partnership. Dynavolt promotes a number of world class race series and we are extremely happy to partner Triumph motorcycles in their return to racing with PTR.”
Dynavolt Triumph’s team manager Simon Buckmaster said: “2020 was our first year with Dynavolt as title sponsor for our team. It is really fantastic news that they are to continue to partner us in this exciting new project with such an iconic brand as Triumph. I’m looking forward to the start of the 2021 season with the Dynavolt Triumph team.”
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Notes to Editors
· First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 118 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2020. 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 60,000 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 stunning new Trident 660, epic new Tiger 900, world leading Rocket R and GT, new higher performance Street Triple 765RS, iconic Scrambler 1200, Speed Triple, transcontinental Tiger 1200, iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the sporty Speed Twin, Bonneville Bobber, legendary Thruxton RS, 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 1,800 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. 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 in 2019, with another victory at the Isle of Man Supersports TT, piloted by Peter Hickman.
· 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.
· Triumph’s racing activities are further bolstered by a return to the British Superbike paddock in 2021 with a factory-supported race team in the British Supersport Championship.