When checkered flag waved at the 2014 Daytona 200, Danny Eslick took the win aboard a Triumph 675R; it was the first Daytona 200 win for Triumph since 1967 when the legendary Gary Nixon completed the feat.
Throughout various race series, the 675R proved its competitiveness, as did the Bonneville in AMA Pro Flat Track.
This week, Triumph Motorcycles officially unveiled its 2015 racing plans, which include North America’s new road-racing series MotoAmerica, AMA Pro Flat Track and Canadian Superbike. Castrol will once again be the primary partner, and teams will also receive support from FreedomRoad Financial and GE Capital.
“Triumph’s racing heritage is entrenched with victories and championships. We hope to build on the successes our teams achieved last season,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America.
“Our team owners have worked hard to put together a strong lineup of bikes and determined riders to help reclaim that history in both the U.S. and Canada. Our racing achievements would be not possible without Castrol on board as our long-time OEM partner.”
Taking the Triumph reigns in MotoAmerica is Bobby Fong, who will compete in the Supersport class aboard the #50 Latus Motors Racing Daytona 675R. Fong finished on the podium at Barber Motorsports Park last year and won the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Pro Sportbike round at Auto Club Speedway.
Triumph says in the AMA Pro Flat Track’s Grand National Expert Twins class, two top 10 riders from 2014 join the Triumph contingent. Brandon Robinson will compete on the #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph. Robinson finished eighth in last year’s points championship and notched multiple race wins in 2013. Jake Shoemaker will ride the #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph. In 2014, Shoemaker earned two podium finishes to place tenth overall as a privateer rider and received the 2013 Saddlemen Rookie of the Year award.
With support from GE Capital, Kenny Riedmann will defend his 2014 Canadian Pro Sport Bike championship — Triumph’s first Canadian championship ever — on his #1 plated Triumph Daytona 675R. Riedmann enjoyed an outstanding season with two wins and four podiums over the five-round championship. In 2015, Riedmann will also participate in the U.S.-based MotoAmerica series on a limited schedule, Triumph reports.
Additionally, Triumph is pleased to announce its Racing Partners Purchase Program, offering teams and riders the ability to purchase race bikes and parts at a reduced price for participation in any national amateur or professionally sanctioned race series. The program also includes complimentary oil product from Castrol.
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