Formed in 1949, the World Championship, now known as MotoGP is the oldest motor competition in the world. 63 years ago there were four categories that depended on the power of motorcycles (125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc) and after several attempts with others such as the 80cc, 990cc or 50cc, have now been reduced to three: 250cc ( Moto3), 600cc (Moto2) and 1,000cc (MotoGP).
In the decades of the 50s and 70s the Italian domination of the competition takes shape in the 17 consecutive years in which MV Augusta won in the 500cc. Mostly thanks to Giacomo Agostini, the most successful in the history of competition thanks to his 15 titles achieved between 1966 and 1975, some of them achieved in the same season in different categories. The emergence of Japanese builders such as Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki ended the Italian monopoly to impose a Japanese one: from 1975 until today, the three Japanese brands have won all the championships of the most powerfull discipline except the 2007, when Ducati won.
After the Agostini came the 80s, considered the golden age of motorcycling, when Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Gardner, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Randy Mamola and Mick Doohan competed. The dominance of the latter was in the 90s, when he won five consecutive championships (from 1994 to 1998) came at the same time when Valentino Rossi competed in the lower categories. The Italian, nine times world champion in different categories, emulated Doohan by winning five consecutive World Cups between 2000 and 2005.
Since then, champions like Casey Stoner with two titles, Rossi himself with two others, Nicky Hayden and Jorge Lorenzo have alternated on the podium. The Spanish got it in 2010, when Spanish motorcycling won the titles and runners-up in the three categories. Toni Elías won the first Spanish laurel in the Moto2 category and Marc Márquez got the 125cc one.
The 2011 season, marked by the death of Marco Simoncelli in October in the Sepang circuit, ended with the second world title for Stoner, who climbed the podium in all races of the season except one. Ten triumphs with his Honda in the 18 races of the championship.
In 2012 the Spaniards demonstrated their dominance in the competition and made it clear that they are rivals to fear for the rest of the competitors. Jorge Lorenzo (champion of the Queen category in 2010) won the World Cup (with eight wins in 18 races), in which Dani Pedrosa was second with 20 points below the champion. Marc Márquez took the triumph of Moto 2.
2013 was a historic year that will remain forever in the fan’s heart. Marc Márquez not only became the best debutant of all time in the premier category of motorcycling, he won the title after an exciting year, marked by a handful of precocity records and his battle with Jorge Lorenzo, who defended his 2012 title furiously.
And what he achieved the previous year, he confirmed it with an excellent season and was crowned champion for the second consecutive year in 2014, matching the record: ten consecutive wins, the same motorcycling myths Agostini or Doohan achieved. In addition, he did it with style, aggressively and getting off the bike like nobody else. With the arrival of Márquez to MotoGP a new way of driving is imposed, the skid is the protagonist, and to compete: always risking.
Always battling and not wanting to resign himself, makes him a contender for the 2015 title fight also, in which mistakes happen with a difficult-to-drive Honda. The World Cup is lead by the Yamaha and a mature, very smart Rossi and an erratic Lorenzo at the start, but very fast, he manages to prevail in Jerez and chain four consecutive victories for the first time in his career. The season, with an apotheosis ending and uncontrolled anger between Rossi and Márquez in Malaysia, is decided in Valencia, the last race, with the Italian sanctioned with leaving last. And Lorenzo wins. The race and the championship.
The first circuit race began in 1894. Several nations started to make significant events such as the case of the first Grand Prix of Switzerland, the United Nations and Ulster (1922 – 1923). The FICM creates the FICM Grand Prix of Europe ( 1924 ). Each year, a country will be designated as the venue for this event. It is not until 1949 that the world motorcycling championship (FIM) is created.
Motorcycling as a sport, logically originates, after having invented the motorcycle, which appeared in Germany in 1885, the year in which Gottlieb Daimler installed a combustion engine to a wooden bicycle.
In 1896 the first motorcycle race was held, in France, when eight competitors traveled the Paris – Nantes distance back and forth, traveling 152 kilometers. The winner, M. Chevalier, was riding a Michelin-Dior tricycle.
Motorcycles have a series of characteristics such as stability, high speed (both straight and cornering), high acceleration, great braking, easy maneuverability and low weight.
Each type of race requires a type of machine, with different structure, weight, wheels, displacement and aspects of great technical specificity that can be found in the clubs of each specialty or in the stores where these and other sports equipment are sold.
It is done in circuits specially built for it. Motorcyclists run at the maximum speed allowed by their motorcycles with an average motor of 1200 cubic centimeters. The competitor who manages to circumvent all the laps at maximum speed wins, arriving first.
The emphasis placed on this discipline is the skill and grace in the driver’s handling with his motorcycle. Speed is rather a factor not taken into account.
The tests are carried out in sections and in stages: partially on flat, unpaved and extremely irregular terrain with very cumbersome obstacles. The competitors start at intervals and the one who incurs the least amount of fouls is the winner.
The sanctions are applied when the participant touches the ground with some part of his body, disassembles the machine, does not move forward and / or receives external help, exceeds the demarcated limits of the competitive route, which is usually oval.
It is done in closed circuits with land prepared to overcome a large number of obstacles such as hills or shallow wells and streams. Unlike the “Trial” the emphasis is not on not touching “foot on the ground”, but rather on overcoming the complicated obstacles first reaching the goal.
Here, speed, although less than in other variations, is also taken into account.
As for the rules of conduct, participants are prohibited from taking dangerous or unfair actions such as: getting in the way of other participants, deliberately preventing a runner from moving forward, etc. The game is marked with an access gate and is made with the engines running. The arrival of the winner is announced by waving a checkered flag.
It is done on cross-country routes, with unprepared natural obstacles. The emphasis is on the novelty of the terrain and the expectation of natural obstacles to overcome, since the lands are chosen by the authorities of the clubs and the runners know them in their real magnitude in full competition.
Here it matters who comes first, but not speed; their motorcycles do not exceed 500 to 1000 cubic centimeters. Important is to demarcate the boundaries of the land with monoliths or colorful elements so that competitors do not get lost in this sketch of “safari”.
Chrissy Rouse showed his incredible racing talent again at Cadwell Park as he fought his way to the front and took the double win with a gap of four seconds from the rest of the pack.
It has been said by Triumph Triple Challenge (TTC) Race Promoter Tony Scott that Cadwell Park is a circuit for men and it definitely proved itself this weekend. In Race 2 Charlie King rode despite his injury and finished the race second, increasing his lead in the Cup class to 35 points and moving up to third in the main championship.
King had got pole position after demonstrating some great pace in Race 1. As they pulled away it seemed he would struggle though and Spanish rider Aleix Aulestia got the holeshot, followed by Rouse and Tom Ward.
It was clear, Rouse was determined to get both wins again this weekend and took the lead after making a move on Aulestia at the Gooseneck.
On lap two King was giving it his all and passed Ward, putting him in third and closing in on the Spaniard. Ward tried to make a move on him twice but was unable to make it stick both times.
While this was going on, Rouse was storming ahead. By lap three he already had a 1.2 second advantage on Aulestia.
The front runners were still pushing one another, on lap five King attempted an overtake on Aulestia but ran wide allowing him to regain the position. He managed to push the Spaniard wide again though and this time took the advantage. Aulestia was not giving up though and continued to put the pressure on.
On lap eight, Aulestia had a moment and Pett also attempted to pass him but was unable to do so and soon found Phil Atkinson attempting the same move on him. Luckily for Pett, Atkinson was also unable to take the position.
Rouse was on another level, on lap seven he put in the fastest lap of the race. Then on lap eight, he broke the lap record for the TTC at Cadwell Park. He went on to win his eighth TTC race with a lead of almost four seconds.
Unfortunately Ward, who had been running fourth behind Pett, had to pull in on lap six due to a fault with his bike. The wildcard rider was frustrated with the result as he believed he had the pace to win the race and was catching the top three despite riding the 2011 Daytona 675.
The battle to get on the Cup class podium and sixth was going on behind. On lap four Dan Helyer was devastated when he and Tom Oliver made contact, throwing him from his bike at Chris Curve. Helyer was only ten points behind King in the Cup class and looking to consolidate his position, if not take the lead, in Race 2 but is now 35 points behind.
King came second across the line but took the Cup win once again, Aulestia came third. Oliver managed to stay on his bike after the knock with Helyer and finished sixth but second in the Cup class. Next over the line was Scott Pitchers who took advantage of Luke Shelley’s mistake on the last lap and took third from him.
Cup class winner King commented: “It was a really tough race, just riding through the pain barrier the whole way. I just couldn’t compete with Chrissy he was just riding at another level this weekend – and all year really. It’s been a matter of if you can keep up with Chrissy you’re really on the pace this year because he’s just racing so fast but so consistently and smooth. We can give it a go in the last couple of rounds but I think it’s going to be difficult to beat still. I’m physically shattered, I don’t think we could have put more effort into that.”
Race winner Rouse was ecstatic with the way the weekend had gone:
“It’s been a fantastic weekend for me, my Stratstone Triumph has been perfect the whole time and having a 58 point lead has put me exactly where I wanted to be ahead of Donnington.”
Aulestia was surprised with the result but really happy with how the weekend went:
“Its been a very good weekend for me, especially in this second race. I got the race lines and found that following the leaders meant I could push hard and feel comfortable on the track. But just when I got this solved, the arm pump appeared and I could not keep improving my lap times and Freddy and Phil were pushing hard from behind. Getting on the podium twice was not something I was not expecting after qualifying and we made it despite that the set up was not very good and I had a lot of sliding. Now I’m really motivated for the weekend at Donington!”
Tom Oliver has been improving steadily over the season and got on the Cup podium twice this weekend. He commented:
“It was a really good race, everyone’s really on the pace, it was a quick race. Me and Dan had a bit of a coming together, he sort of ran wide on Park and I saw the gap going round Chris Curve and went for it. I was committed to the move and I think he was committed to the corner as well.”
Pitchers was also please with the result: “I think I need to have a think about how I start the race because it keeps giving me loads of work. It was a good race, I kept trying and pushing on and I was able to pinch third in the Cup on the last lap. I knew I was going to struggle here so that wasn’t too bad, I think the rest of the tracks I’m going to find it easier to get on the pace.”
It was another great race from Shelley who spoke to us about his mistake and narrowly missing out on third: “I just ran wide and Scott Pitchers flicked through. I think we were just as fast as each other and I couldn’t push. I led the battle the whole time so I didn’t see anyone until the last lap when I made a mistake myself!”
The TTC will be back at Donnington Park in two weeks time, for more information head to the website (www.triumphtriplechallenge.co
Charlie King managed to take his first ever Triumph Triple Challenge win in the first race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. As the majority of the riders took part in the first weekend of the season at Brands Hatch they were all fairly familiar with the track and were able to use that past experience to achieve some very fast laps which made for an excellent race.
Dan Helyer had qualified first earlier in the day even though he actually came off towards the end of qualifying, luckily his team managed to get his bike repaired and ready for the race. Helyer held pole position while Chrissy Rouse was in second and Charlie King in third. Unfortunately Helyer did not get off to a good start and dropped down to fourth position while King shot forward in to first. Rouse did not let him get away though and was immediately on his tail by the first corner. Meanwhile Helyer was making his way back up and was following the two battling front runners most of the lap until right at the end he managed to squeeze past Rouse by the end of the first lap.
The battle for first was not the only one going on in the first couple of laps, Aleix Aulestia the Spaniard was trading places with Phil Atkinson in a fight for fourth. By the end of the third lap it was still King in the lead followed by Helyer then Rouse but the Geordie boy Chrissy was not letting Helyer out of his sights and was breathing down his neck the entire time.
A surprise move from Aulestia in the fifth lap shocked everyone as he jumped in to second from fourth in the blink of an eye and he was not going to give up his newly earned spot without a fight, he remained trading places with Rouse and Helyer the entire race while Charlie King put in near on perfect lap after lap and only lost first briefly to Rouse in the ninth lap.
The last lap saw Helyer come from fourth past Aulestia then Rouse to take second while Rouse claimed third and Aulestia ended up fourth after a fighting attempt at podium. Sam Cox followed closely behind to take third in the cup as King and Helyer had not only came first and second respectively overall but in the cup class too.
We caught up with King to talk about his first ever Triple Challenge win:
“I am absolutely ecstatic with the result! I was determined to maintain first position to take the win and I didn’t want to let Chrissy through to take the win even though it was a real punch up at the front the entire race!”
Dan Helyer, who not only managed to take second but actually set a new Triple Challenge lap record, had this to say about the race:
“They were all riding so well, it was co close between the top four of us, it was impossible to pass they were so good. I did have a few places where I was faster than them but it was just getting close enough to them to put the pass on. On the last lap somehow I found a new lap record and got fourth to second! I am really made up!”
An very intense day of racing to start off the weekend at Brands Hatch which hopefully is a sign of excellent things to come for the rest of the meeting.
Chrissy Rouse takes home another win on the second Triumph Triple Challenge race of the weekend. The young star from Newcastle-upon-Tyne furthers his championship lead after an excellent race from all on the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
Dan Helyer started on pole followed by Rouse, with Scott Pitchers and Aleix Aulestia completing the front row. Helyer got off the line with a good start, keeping ahead for the first lap. During lap one both Gavin Little and Andrew Lund, the new starter this weekend, went down leaving some debris on the track which meant the safety car had to come out for two laps. Aulestia took advantage of everyone being bunched up and managed to blast his way past Helyer on the pit straight, cutting it very close to being penalized for passing whilst is was still a safety car lap.
By the end of lap five the Spaniard still held his lead followed by Helyer, with Rouse in third and Charlie King in fourth and a real battle was breaking out. This was not the only fight going on though, behind the front runners Michael Corbino and Phil Atkinson were both challenging for fifth.
In the final lap King was putting in some very fast times and beginning to catch Rouse. Then, out of nowhere, a really gutsy move from Aulestia just pushes himself in to second past King as Rouse went on to take the win. King was the winner in the Cup class though, followed by Helyer and Luke Shelley third
We spoke to winner Rouse after the race:
“Yesterday was the first time I’ve finished a race that I haven’t won since Brands, that fired me up and I was really hungry for the win on this one. I just felt really comfortable on the bike, managed to get in to the lead and just put some fast laps together nice and consistent and very, very pleased with the win”
“I have always loved the GP circuit, it’s a proper track, some of my favourite corners in the whole country. Out the back you have got the fast right and the straight, you get the G forces on your shoulders going up through there then you have got a lot of blind corners it’s just really exciting and keeps you on your toes. I just love it!”
Chrissy Rouse jumped straight off a Superstock 600 Haribo Starmix Triumph and back onto his Triumph Triple Challenge bike to take his second win of the weekend. A total of 22 laps and almost an hour on track in 26 degree heat, add in a tough battle with Cup class winner Dan Helyer, and you have a very well deserved victory for championship leader Chrissy Rouse.
Helyer was quicker off the line than Rouse but local boy, Charlie King, was also looking for the win this weekend and soon took the lead. Rouse followed through behind King with Aleix Aulestia, yesterday’s other winner, closing in on Helyer.
On lap three Helyer came off the track but saved it and was able to rejoin the pack without losing any places. King was storming ahead but wasn’t so lucky when he swerved onto the grass the following lap. He saved it and returned to the track but lost three places, putting him in fourth behind Aulestia.
Rouse and Helyer were pulling away from the pack. With the novice TTC rider seeming to catch Rouse on entry to the corners, the Geordie had the drive out of them. On lap five Helyer made his attempt on the leader but it was unsuccessful.
Two battles were going on at the front, King was not going to miss out on a podium at his home circuit and Helyer had already made it clear that today he was looking to win. On lap eight King made his move on Aulestia and was able to make it stick.
Regardless, Aulestia beat King to the lap record. On lap two, King beat the lap record for the TTC at Snetterton but on the final lap the Spaniard smashed it by tenths of a second.
Aulestia commented: “I was just chasing down Charlie and going faster and faster. I didn’t get third but I got the lap record which is great!”
It was on the last lap that Helyer made another attempt on Rouse through the chicane and this time was successful. Rouse was not having any of it though and swiftly retook the position through the right hander of the turn and went on to take the win.
Heyler commented: “I was battling with Chrissy all the way through, unfortunately I made a mistake in the first lap because I had to burn out most of my tyres catch back up with Chrissy. He is so strong, he doesn’t miss any of his braking markers and he is so consistent.”
Rouse was ecstatic with the result: “This weekend, just these two races have been great, another double. And doing it after the stock 600 as well, just alive with it all really! Probably the best weekend of racing of my entire life.”
King was also pleased with what he achieved this weekend: “We got a great start, it was just a shame that the mistakes made meant I had to pull back a bit. To get the lap record on lap two here, even if just for a short time, was fantastic. We’d been doing 1.56s all weekend and to get a 1.55 was just great.”
In the second of two Triumph Triple Challenge races at Snetterton on Saturday there was a gap of only three hours between the end of one and the start of the next. After a number of crashes and retirements in the first race it was questionable whether all of them would make it back on track in the time. Adrenaline was still running high and they luckily all riders started the race.
Aleix Aulestia had ridden a fantastic race from 11th to second in race one but was gifted the win from Chrissy Rouse, who was almost ten seconds ahead, when he ran out of fuel on the last lap. Race two became a showdown between the Spaniard and the Geordie who had both demonstrated they were the strongest riders on track.
Early on in the race, local boy from Great Yarmouth, Charlie King was dominant and took the lead. It was a another slow start for Rouse as both King and Dan Helyer got a better drive off the line than him.
Rouse demonstrated that he was the strongest rider on track by swiftly taking the position back from Helyer and chased down King to take the lead again on lap three.
It was on lap four that Aulestia began to shine, he overtook King and started to chase down the race leader. By lap five he was so close behind Rouse and pushing hard.
Rouse spoke to us after the race and said: “I was having to push hard to get away from him, when I looked behind on the last lap he was so close still. I was gutted to stop in the first race obviously but it was so much easier than that one!”
It was on lap nine that Aulestia managed to catch out Rouse and take the lead. It seemed possible he would take the win in both races of the day but he went wide and Rouse retook the lead.
The Spaniard was pushing hard and made another attempt but was unsuccessful. It was just after this that it would prove evident that he was pushing a bit too hard and had a massive tank slapper. He was thrown forward over into the screen, smashing it and cutting his neck in the process. It looked like he would lose it and his race would be over on the start-finish straight but managed to save it, losing only one place to Helyer and still finishing on the podium!
Aulestia commented after: “I really didn’t think I was going to be able to keep going, when that happened I thought it was all over!”
The final result was Rouse, Aulestia and Helyer. Heyler commented:
“I really enjoyed that race after not being able to finish the first, tomorrow I’m going for the win though.”
In the Cup class King took the win followed by Jesse Jones and Scott Pitchers. King was disappointed but pleased to be on the podium again:
“That race was about points consolidation really after coming off in race one but there are a lot of people coming to see me tomorrow so hopefully it goes well.”
Chrissy Rouse put in another staggering performance at Oulton Park securing both wins over the Triumph Triple Challenge (TTC) race weekend.
It was another nail biting race for the TTC on Monday (6th May 2013). New boy Charlie King started from pole position, the tables were turned from Sunday’s race and Chrissy Rouse was chasing him down. At the first corner he managed to overtake Freddy Pett but it wasn’t until they reached Shell on lap two that he was able to pass King.
The front runners and championship top four began pulling away from the rest of the pack and were running tightly together, all wanting the lead.
After a performance he was unhappy with in Sunday’s race, Pett was determined to take the win and consolidate his position in the standings. However, the rider from Norfolk came off at Shell after only four laps and Cup class rider Charlie King has now also passed him in the championship.
There was a split of only half a second between Rouse and King for most of the race, it was only on lap 11 that the race leader began pulling away to eventually cross the line a solid 2.7 seconds ahead of his rival.
Rouse commented: “Two out of two is brilliant, it’s been the perfect weekend for me and the Stratstone Triumph Racing team. Both races went better than I could’ve hoped, and I’m so happy with the results. I’ve now got a 26 point lead in the championship which is just great.”
King was also thrilled with the way the weekend turned out: “Phenomenal ride, started on pole with the lap record from the first race and to finish another race with a second place is just brilliant; couldn’t have expected anymore.”
Atkinson, who finished third, commented: “The ribs are almost 100% now. We made a lot of changes on the bike this weekend and found a setup which is comfortable now, so we’re not far off.”
Whilst the top three continued to pull further away from the rest of the pack, behind there was another battle. It was the first time we got to see spanish rider Aleix Aulestia really demonstrate what he could do, the previous Spanish Pirelli Superstock 600 champion started from seventh but picked away at the other riders eventually finishing fourth.
In the Cup class it was King who took the top stand on the podium. Scott Pitchers came fifth but second in the Cup class after battling with Tom Oliver and Aulestia throughout the race. Oliver crossed the line just 0.2 seconds after Pitchers securing him third in the Cup class.
Pitchers told us: “I struggled in the first race with arm pump and had to go to the medics centre, and they sorted me out which was good. I started from eighth on the grid so I thought I’d have my work cut out. I just dug deep and got through. It was a good race, I enjoyed it.”
Oliver also commented: “It was really good, a bit of a tough race. I got away but lost the toe to the leaders, but I had a battle with Scott which was good.”
Triumph Triple Challenge now have a long break ahead before meeting again at Snetterton on the 5th – 7th July 2013. For more information about the race series and what our riders are up to over the break follow @TriumphTC on twitter or like Triumph Triple Challenge on Facebook.
Phil Atkinson announced his partnership with Tsingtao WK Bikes and Pure Triumph for the 2013 season of Triumph Triple Challenge yesterday at Brands Hatch.
Last year Atkinson came third overall in the championship, narrowly missing out on second place by only six points. He was a contender throughout 2012, pushing championship winner Rob Guiver constantly.
Now entering his fourth season on the grid he is hoping this will be his year: “Last year things didn’t go as planned, things were difficult with sponsors and the stress showed on track. We have a great setup here, a strong team means a happy rider and that should bring out the best in me.
“I think Freddy Pett and Chrissy Rouse are my biggest competition for this year but we will see what happens when we get out on track.”
Atkinson’s new teammate Pauli Pekkanen will be riding in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship and the team are also becoming the first to enter a Chinese bike in the Isle of Man TT.
Team Manager and owner of Hampshire Motorcycles, Dave Tyson, said it’s great to be finally working with Atkinson: “We’ve been trying to do something with Phil for ages but it just hasn’t happened. Finally this opportunity with Tsingtao came up and the deal was done in a day!
“In our eyes this is a long term thing and we’re hoping Phil and Pauli will be able to progress with us.”
Atkinson will be on his Triumph 675R for the first round of the Triumph Triple Challenge at Brands Hatch on the 5th – 7th April.
The Triumph Triple Challenge (TTC) has confirmed that the 2013 season will be contested on the all-new 2013 specification Triumph Daytona 675R.
Following the launch of the UKmanufacturer’s latest three-cylinder supersport machine at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle show (12th– 15th November, 2012) the involvement of the all–new machine will add even more excitement to the British Superbike support series.
Re-designed from the ground up, the new Daytona 675R features a brand new engine and frame, enhancements to its suspension, transmission and exhaust system, as well as a fresh new look. The result is a bike which is 1.5kg lighter, offers more power, an extended rev range and increased agility. The 2013 R model also benefits from new lightweight wheels, a slip-assist clutch and high-spec Öhlins suspension.
Tony Scott, director at T3 Racing and organiser of the TTC, said: “The introduction of the new Daytona 675R next year is a really exciting step for the championship. After six years using the standard model the move up to the lighter, more powerful 2013 Daytona 675R is one that all of our riders will relish.
“The new bike offers greater performance and handling which will I am sure attract even more riders into the championship and help us to continue to deliver exhilarating racing. The TTC remains the most competitive one make series in theUKand I know the new bike will help to cement this.”
Stuart Higgs, BSB series director, said: “It’s great to see a manufacturer continuing to develop product for the supersport class and we’re delighted the Triple Challenge has chosen to race the top spec version of the new model next season.”
Guy Masters, general manager of TriumphUK, said: “The existing Daytona 675 has taken titles around the world and the 2013 model is set to raise the bar once more. First impressions of the new bike from the media are extremely positive and I am sure that the 2013 Daytona 675R will be an instant hit with the TTC riders.
“We witnessed some great racing during the 2012 season and we look forward to seeing the riders take full advantage of the increased power and handling improvements of the new model.”
Entries for next year’s TTC are now open to riders. Consisting of nine rounds, the TTC runs as part of the prestigious British Superbike (BSB) Championship series and is a natural stepping stone for rising talent from both the UK and overseas. Riders interested in competing within the 2013 TTC can choose from a number of packages, starting from £900 per round and, depending on whether they elect to use an existing TTC race-spec bike; to take advantage of a loan machine or to purchase a brand new, 2013 race-spec Daytona 675R. A number of different finance options are also available to spread the cost of the championship over the full season.
All TTC packages cover race entry fees, tyre allocation, access to the Triple Challenge village race preparation and hospitality facilities, plus the support of resident mechanical and electrical technicians and a suspension engineer at every round. Riders also benefit from a generous discount on spare parts and race accessories, with a comprehensive stock of parts carried at every round.