Triumph Motorcycles confirms its intention to compete in the prestigious FIM Motocross World Championship in 2024, with a factory-supported racing program under an all-new Triumph Racing banner.
This historic new Triumph Racing Team has been created in partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of the sport’s most experienced and successful team owners, who will field two of Triumph’s brand new 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 MX2 class. and will add an entry in the 450cc MXGP class in 2025.
Under the new Triumph Racing banner, which will now cover all of Triumph’s racing-related activities, including Moto2 and Supersport racing, the partnership between Triumph and Thierry will embrace its well-established and highly successful team structure and facilities. Further supporting the ambition and commitment to win at the heart of this new partnership, Triumph is also pleased to announce that its long-serving team leader, Vincent Bereni, will continue to lead the team with a full team of personnel. highly experienced technician, all focused on bringing Triumph to the pinnacle of motocross racing performance.
The new long-term partnership between Triumph and Thierry reflects a shared focus and commitment to bring depth and success to Triumph Racing’s approach to competition. As part of Triumph Racing’s portfolio of commitments, Thierry and Vincent’s team will focus on the FIM Motocross World Championship – in MX2 and MXGP, as well as developing technology and talent to build strength future of Triumph in international motocross racing.
Thierry and Vincent’s racing record speaks for itself – with over 80 MXGP World Championship wins and a huge reputation for technical excellence and preparation. Supported by Triumph’s in-house Motocross Design Engineering Department, which is responsible for the concept and development of its all-new range of MX and Enduro motorcycles, Triumph Racing is committed to bolstering its performance resources and capabilities with world-class knowledge and experience.
Triumph Racing is based at Triumph’s global headquarters in Hinckley, UK, where the brand’s research, design, engineering development and prototype build is located, and the Motocross World Championship team will be based at Thierry’s race site near Eindhoven in Holland, where race team staff, operations and competition development will be housed. Triumph factory engineering groups and the racing team work closely together to continuously improve chassis and engine performance through an intensive ongoing testing program in the US, UK and in continental Europe, with a view to the first MX2 Grand Prix of the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Testing of the new Triumph motocross and enduro bikes is well underway and information on the specifications, performance features and components of each model will be released in due course, along with further information on Triumph’s entry. Racing in other top leagues and categories.
Nick Bloor – CEO, Triumph:
“Our new partnership with Thierry demonstrates Triumph’s long-term commitment to competing at the highest levels of racing. We share a passion for world-class performance, and the experience that Thierry and his team will bring will prove invaluable in our ambition to leave our mark on a highly competitive championship. Our entry into the FIM Motocross World Championship with a factory-backed Triumph Racing team marks a historic moment at the start of our new top-level off-road racing campaign” .
Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni – Owner of the Triumph Racing Team (MX2 and MXGP):
“Triumph is committed to building an MX bike and competing in the FIM Motocross World Championship. I am delighted that my team will become the official Triumph Racing team in MX2 and MXGP. Nick Bloor and the Triumph Board of Directors have been clear about their long term ambitions for the project and I see huge passion from everyone at the factory I’m pleased with the progress on the bike, it looks great, has speed on the track and Vincent and my team are working with the engineers at Hinckley to make this a competitive package for entry into the MX2 championship in 2024. MXGP continues to grow around the world, I’m very happy to be back and looking forward to race with Triumph”.
David Luongo – CEO, Infront Moto Racing:
” That’s excellent news ! Probably one of the most important of recent years. Infront Moto Racing will welcome a new manufacturer to the MX2 and MXGP World Championship. We are talking about one of the most iconic motorcycle brands in the world. Triumph will join our championship from 2024 with a full program in the MX2 and MXGP categories. This is a very important announcement and a fantastic sign of the interest and importance of MXGP on the international motorsport scene. Over the past 20 years, MXGP has grown and established itself globally. With an average of 19 events per year, it offers the best platform for manufacturers to develop their bikes, components and advertise them worldwide. From Asia to South America to Europe, MXGP covers all the different markets and reaches most off-road fans in the world. It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Triumph to the MXGP and we wish them much success in the years to come and great competition with the other factory teams already present!
Jeremy Appleton – Global Head of Racing, Triumph:
“The launch of Triumph Racing is a crucial step in our journey to bring Triumph to the top of racing in an even wider range of disciplines. Building on Triumph’s success as the sole engine supplier to the Moto2 World Championship and on our participation in Supersport racing, the move to MX2 and MXGP opens the door to a strategically important new chapter in top-level off-road racing.We are familiar with the demands of World Championship competition and that is why we have partnered with Thierry, with Vincent their approach to racing and performance development is impressive and we look forward to building the project together and adding to the success they have already achieved in the motocross world championship »
Ricky Carmichael – Global Off-Road Ambassador, Triumph:
“I’m really excited with today’s news. It’s been a long time coming. Since starting this project with Triumph, I’ve been amazed at how hard everyone has worked. not to forget that the entire R&D and engineering group that went into developing the bikes did an absolutely amazing job.From the early stages of the prototypes I was truly amazed at the quality of performance, since then being at the UK to test the latest developments, I can tell you it has the capabilities to win at the highest level and personally, I think riders, from professional to amateur, across the whole model range all- field, will really like what has been developed!