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.