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6 April, 2011                                                                   

Triumph Young Guns is launched to find tomorrow’s winners

·                   Triumph launches a talent spotting initiative to encourage the next generation of motorcycle racers

·                 10 selected riders will receive expert coaching and training during 2011

·                   The selected winning rider will have a factory supported ride in the Triumph Triple Challenge in 2012 

Triumph Motorcycles has launched a unique new talent scheme to turn promising young riders into the UK’s racetrack stars of tomorrow. Known as Triumph Young Guns, the competition is open to all amateur ACU-licensed riders aged between 15 and 23.

Applicants to the Young Guns scheme will be assessed by a panel of judges including a professional rider, the bike media and senior management from Triumph, to select 10 lucky riders, who will be assessed and coached during the 2011 season. As part of the selection and mentoring process, a number of tailored training sessions will take place over the year, focusing on issues such as personal fitness, race craft and marketing/promotion.

The scheme will culminate at the final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch on October 7-9 2011, where three chosen finalists will take part in the last Metzeler National Supertstock 600 races of the year. The overall winner of Triumph Young Guns 2011 will be chosen based on their conduct over the year and their performance at Brands Hatch.

Guy Masters, general manager of Triumph UK, said: “We’re really excited about Triumph Young Guns, which is a central part of our motorsports strategy for 2011 and beyond. We’ve put this competition together to find and nurture the next wave of British racing talent. Triumph Young Guns works hand in glove with the Triumph Triple Challenge, which uses our 675 Daytonas, to provide a progressive route for riders to move up the motorsport ranks.”

BSB promoters MSVR will also be supporting Triumph Young Guns and providing a member of the judging panel. Stuart Higgs, BSB series director, said: “Young Guns is an ideal opportunity for aspiring riders to develop a range of skills that they will need at the higher levels of racing. Achieving great lap times is one thing, but this scheme is really designed to give riders a much more rounded set of skills that will help them both off and on the track.”

The deadline for entries to Triumph Young Guns is Friday May 6, 2011. Application forms can be obtained via the Triumph website www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/triumph-world/3342.

For further details of the Triumph Triple Challenge, visit www.triumphtriplechallenge.com



For further information please contact St. John White or David Price at Prova Public Relations on 01926 776 900 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

About Triumph

First established in 1902 and now based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, Triumph Motorcycles is currently the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world. For over a decade Triumph has produced iconic bikes which perfectly blend design, character, charisma and performance. Producing around 50,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British automotive manufacturer and has 55 dealers in the UK & Eire.

At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment to developing truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance.  The innovation and engineering passion that gave birth to the iconic Bonneville of the 60’s has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple and the SuperSports Daytona 675.

With an impressive 2011 product portfolio in place including two brand new models and a strong model development programme in place, Triumph is set to continue to enhance its status in the marketplace.

Triumph currently employs around twelve hundred personnel worldwide and has offices in the UK, America, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and Benelux, plus a network of independent distributors.  Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Thailand.  



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