June 3, 2017 / 2:04 PM / 2 months ago

Motorcycling-Triumph to replace Honda as Moto2 supplier in 2019

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LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) - British manufacturer Triumph will replace Honda as Moto2's exclusive engine supplier from 2019 on a three-year deal, series organisers announced on Saturday.

Moto2 is the feeder series to the top MotoGP category.

Commercial rights holder Dorna said in a statement that Triumph would supply a race-tuned 765cc engine based on the powerplant from the Triumph Street Triple bike.

Honda have powered the category since it began in 2010 as a replacement for the old 250cc two-stroke class.

"This is a significant moment for Triumph that brings an exciting new chapter to our 110-year racing history and builds on our celebrated TT and Supersport race winning triple engines," said Triumph's chief commercial officer Paul Stroud. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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