Triumph Triple Challenge Back Bigger and Better in 2008
November 21, 2007 – The Triumph Triple Challenge one-make Championship will enter its second season in 2008, boasting a bigger and better prize fund for entrants, as well as the chance for the hottest and brightest UK talent to shine on the World stage.
A test with the factory supported Triumph SC World Superstock team, run by Stefano Caracchi, is up for grabs and is one of the biggest prizes available to up and coming British motorcycle racers in the UK. It is the peak of a superb prize fund for racers in the series.
The winner of the Michelin Young Guns class will be in line for the test, with the winner of the TDG Cup, for older and more experienced riders, getting the choice of brand new Triumph Daytona 675 or Speed Triple 1050 road bike.
Both winners and runners-up will also get the chance to take part in an exclusive all-expenses paid trip to Michelin’s test facility in France where they will be taught how to evaluate tires on a range of bikes. The third placed riders of both classes will receive £1000 vouchers from championship tool supplier, Teng Tools.
Apart from the championship prizes, at every round the top three from each class will be fighting for a possible £300 cash prize fund in the pair of Sunday races over the course of the season.
The series, which has seen some of the most talented young riders in the UK compete during the inaugural 2007 season, is open to any rider, aged 16 or over, holding a current ACU licence as of March 1. The Michelin Young Guns class will cater for the age range of 16-24, while the TDG Cup will be for all riders aged 25 or older at that date.
Entry to the series costs £12,499.00, including VAT and includes a brand new Triumph Daytona 675 with race fairings and championship decals, full season race entry fees, three exclusive specification Michelin tires per round (one front and two rears), aftermarket end can and fuelling map, aftermarket rearsets, discounted test day fees (with Hottrax) and team passes for every event.
An added bonus will also be in the form of 50% discount on all genuine Triumph parts for entrants of the championship throughout the season. Every round will also be televised on Motors TV, bringing the racing to sponsors and families across the UK and Europe.
Series co-ordinator, Tony Scott, has been working tirelessly throughout the inaugural season to make improvements and give the riders in the championship the best value for money as it grows and builds on what has been superb racing in 2007 and he is keen to push even harder for his competitors during the 2008 season.
“The first season of the Triumph Triple Challenge went incredibly well, with some exceptional racing throughout the year. We wanted to improve the whole package for all of the people involved for 2008.
“We think that with the prizes we have in place we are in a superb position to offer up and coming riders from the UK the chance to race on some of the best tracks in the country and give one lucky winner the chance to progress with Triumph through the motorcycle racing ranks,” he said.
“We’re looking to field a full grid of 675s throughout the season, with some of the front runners from both classes already signed up to compete again in 2008. We definitely expect it to be a tough battle once again,” he added.
The T3 Racing team has organized test days for prospective riders who would like to test one of the 675 racing machines, with the last of the available rides taking place at Brands Hatch on December 15th.
For more information, full championship details and regulations, visit the Triumph Triple Challenge series website at or contact Tony Scott direct on 07870 656920, or visit the Tony and the rest of the T3 team on the official Triumph stand at the Motorcycle show at the NEC between 23 November and 2 December.
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