Triumph announces World Supersports Race Team
Team Triumph-SC will represent Triumph’s first venture into racing on the grandest of stages since the company was re-established in Hinckley. The multi award-winning Daytona 675 will be the weapon of choice and the team will field two riders in the Supersport class as well as a further two in the Superstock 600 European Championship. The riders have yet to be confirmed but are expected to be a mix of British and Italian talent.
Based in Bologna, Italy, Team Triumph-SC will be run by Stefano Caracchi. Previously known as ‘Ducati-SC’ Caracchi’s team has a long and successful history of racing Ducatis in World Supersport and World Superbike and is highly regarded in racing circles. For 2008 Caracchi has made the decision to switch from Ducati to Triumph.
Triumph’s Product Manager, Simon Warburton, said “This is a really exciting opportunity for Triumph and the factory is behind the team 100%. The Daytona 675 has won many awards since its launch and participating in the Supersport World Championship will further raise the profile of this fantastic bike and Triumph’s profile in general.”
Stefano Caracchi, addressing the press during the announcement, commented: “The Supersport and Superstock 600 are very competitive and hard categories, but we are very confident in the potential of the Daytona 675. Our team has contested the World Superbike Championship ever since the first series and we have a highly talented and experienced technical staff to develop the Daytona to meet this new challenge. Triumph has welcomed our project with enthusiasm, and we will repay their confidence. Triumph is a legend for every motorsport fan, and Team SC is proud to become a small part of this long and fascinating history - Good luck to Team Triumph-SC!”
Customers will be able follow the team’s exploits through a dedicated Team Triumph-SC website, which will go live later this year. The 2008 championship is also expected to be covered live on Eurosport and on dozens of other channels worldwide.