Triumph Motorcycles will join the Supermotocross World Championship at the start of the 2024 season, joining seven existing manufacturers in their bid for the 250cc championship. Triumph will expand that role with his 450cc entry for 2025.
Founded in 1902, Triumph is one of the world’s most iconic motorcycles. The brand has won almost every division it has entered, dating back to its first victory at the Isle of Man TT in 1908.
After developing the bike in Hinckley, England, where the brand’s research, design, engineering development and prototype builds take place, the team is based in the United States and has veteran owner and manager Bobby Hewitt as team principal and Stephen I appoint ‘Scuba’ Westfall. as a team manager.
“I always knew I would eventually return to racing, but being able to do so with an iconic brand like Triumph and help build this American Triumph racing team from the ground up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. opportunity,” Hewitt said in a press release. “Triumph motorcycles are part of my family and my decision to enter professional off-road racing is a huge opportunity for our sport and a testament to the growth of the American motorcycle industry as a whole. is.
We are also very lucky to be working with Scuba again and to add the experience of Dave (Arnold) and Dudley (Cramond) to the team. It’s been an honor to work with everyone at the Hinckley factory and I can’t wait to get back on the track with my new team in 2024 and compete in the SMX World Championship. ”
Hewitt was Husqvarna’s team manager until 2020.
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Seven-time motocross and five-time Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael has been testing bikes led by Lead Chassis Engineer Arnold and Lead Powertrain Engineer Crammond.
The new race team will focus on improving chassis and engine performance through an intensive testing schedule underway in the US, UK and mainland Europe.
Carmichael said, “It’s great to be taking the next step with the announcement of the US Triumph Racing Team.”Bobby’s success as a championship team owner speaks for itself. , is already working with the Hinckley factory in the final stages of these developments.
“They are some of the best people that have worked in our paddock and it shows the level of total commitment in this effort to compete for the SMX World Championship. And I’m looking forward to working with Bobby and the entire team.”
The iconic British manufacturer joins Japan’s Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki, Sweden’s Husqvarna, Austria’s KTM and Spain’s GasGas to represent the fifth different country to field an active Supermotocross entry.
“Following our recent announcement to join the FIM Motocross World Championship in 2024, today marks the start of Triumph’s partnership with the incredibly talented team of Bobby and Scuba in the all-new Monster Energy AMA Supermotocross World Championship. Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph Racing, said: “We have the experience and competencies shared between our dedicated in-house design and engineering team and Bobby’s hand-picked team of racing experts. Knowing that, I have no doubt that this partnership will leave an indelible mark on the history of this incredible sport and the illustrious history of Triumph Brand.”