News 8 Jan 2010

WSBK: McCoy and Davies for Triumph World Supersport

Triumph will continue its partnership with the Italian BE1 Racing team in 2010, competing in the Supersport World Championship and announcing Australian Garry McCoy as the lead rider in the team, joined by British youngster Chaz Davies.

BE1 Racing will again campaign a pair of Triumph Daytona 675s in the Supersport World Championship as the British factory’s official team, with McCoy and Davies to create one of the strongest rider pairings in the series.

Having delivered several podium finishes in 2009, the squad is aiming to become a major force in the championship in 2010. It will mark the third successive season former Grand Prix and World Superbike race winner McCoy has campaigned the three-cylinder Triumph, while Davies continues with the team after impressing in the final three rounds of the 2009 championship.

“We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Giuliano Rovelli and his BE1 Racing team and look forward to a successful 2010 campaign,” said Paul Stroud, Triumph’s director of sales and marketing. “In Chaz and Garry we arguably have the best two-rider line-up in the championship and with the experience gained by the team over the past two years I believe that the Daytona 675 will be a major force in the world championship.”

Triumph’s Daytona 675 has received critical acclaim since its introduction in 2006. With its unique 675cc three-cylinder engine, the British machine has won numerous awards and accolades, including being undefeated in the annual Supertest ‘King of Supersports’ comparison test against the Japanese four-cylinder supersport machines. On the track, the Triumph has won several high-profile national Supersport championships, including the 2008 British and German supersport series.