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Triumph Says No MotoGP, “That’s a Whole Different Ball Game”

“Our Focus is on Moto2/Supersport and Going Into Motocross/Enduro”

Ricky Carmichael on a Triumph Tiger. Media sourced from ADVPulse.
Ricky Carmichael on a Triumph Tiger. Media sourced from ADVPulse.

Our favorite Brit-based brand has been approached with queries of whether or not they’re considering entry into the premier class of MotoGP – and, much as the idea of a Triumph hooner licking the ankles of Ducati and KTM gives me great joy, there’s no chance of that happening anytime soon. 

Triumph's excited to e headed for entry into the Supersport World Championship! Media sourced from Monster Energy Supercross.
Triumph’s excited to e headed for entry into the Supersport World Championship! Media sourced from Monster Energy Supercross.

Today’s what-ifs are sourced from Motorcycle Sports, where Steve Sargent, chief product officer at Triumph, has responded rather adeptly to a potential team in the premier class:

“I mean…in terms of budget, that is a whole different ball game,” imparts Sargent. 

“And it’s not really just about the budget to actually go racing; it’s about the amount of R&D spend and the R&D effort that has to go in behind that.”

“So our focus at the moment is on Moto2, Supersport, and going into Motocross and Enduro.”

Triumph's excited to e headed for entry into the Supersport World Championship! Media sourced from Roadracing World.
Triumph’s excited to e headed for entry into the Supersport World Championship! Media sourced from Roadracing World.

Currently, Triumph celebrates its position as the sole engine supplier for Moto2; this, combined with recent news of entry into Supercross for 2024 and a toe or three into the Supersport World Championship, and Triumph’s got enough on its plate. 

Where do you think the Hinckley marque will be headed next? Drop a comment below, let us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Roadracing World, Monster Energy Supercross, and ADVPulse*