Triumph BE1 Racing: 2011 Supersport Lineup
Triumph BE1 Racing will enter the 2011 Supersport World Championship with an exciting line-up of British star Chaz Davies and all-action Italian rider Luca Scassa racing the factory Daytona 675s.
Davies, 23, stays with the squad for his second full season on the three-cylinder Triumph. The British racer currently lies fourth in the 2010 Supersport World Championship standings, having finished on the podium three times this season.
Meanwhile former Italian supersport champion Scassa, known to his many fans as ‘The Rocker’ will be making his debut in the middleweight class with Triumph.
The 27-year-old from Arezzo is a popular figure in the international paddock and has been one of the sensations of this year’s world superbike campaign, scoring several impressive qualifying performances and a string of top 10 finishes on a privately entered Ducati.
Chaz Davies says: "I’m really happy to be doing a second year with Triumph and BE1 Racing. It’s a long time since I have been in that situation and I really want to take advantage of all the good work that we’ve done this year. I enjoy working with this team and we have plans to further develop the Daytona 675. We have shown this year that we can run at the front and we can only move forward in 2011."
Luca Scassa says: "I have been riding 1000cc bikes in recent years but I have experience of supersport racing from the Italian championship. I am looking forward to riding the Daytona 675. This will be my first experience of a three cylinder bike and I think that the extra torque will prove advantageous at some tracks."
"BE1 Racing has ambitions to be at the very top and one of my motivations for signing is that I can see the desire to win in the eyes of Giuliano Rovelli (owner of BE1 Racing). It is important for me to be racing with a factory team again and I can see the great progress that Triumph has made in the championship over the past few years."
Giuliano Rovelli (team owner) says: "The renewal of Chaz’s contract is the logical result of the excellent job he has done throughout the season. As well as getting onto the podium, Chaz has proved that he can take advantage of every situation thanks to the serenity with which he tackles his job and his exceptional poker of concentration."
"I’m convinced that as he is still young he’s still got a lot of time to improve. Luca Scassa is the big news for 2011, he has impressed me for the determination he takes onto the track. He and Chaz will make up a strong pairing."
In addition to running Triumph’s official entry in the Supersport World Championship, BE1 Racing will again run the ParkinGO European Series, a monomarque championship run at selected Superbike World Championship rounds using Triumph machinery.