Moto2, Aragon: Triumph debuts with the Magneti Marelli ECU

PHOTO. Julian Simon has tested the British 3-cylinder equipped with the 2019 ECU for the first time at the Spanish track


Various Moto3 and Moto2 teams were on track for tests at Aragon yesterday, but the bike attracting the most attention was undoubtedly the Triumph. As of next season, the British manufacturer will be the sole engine supplier in Moto2, taking over from Honda.

At the Spanish track, the British technicians tested the 765 cc 3-cylinder with ECU supplied by Magneti Marelli. Riding the production Daytona (albeit it with a redesigned fairing with a larger air vent to accommodate the air box) equipped with its new electronics was Julian Simon, test rider for Triumph.

The frame builders in Moto2 now wait for work on the engine and ECU to progress, before taking to the track with prototypes. Kalex has already tested a new frame with the standard 3-cylinder in recent months with rider Jesko Raffin, while other manufacturers are waiting for the definitive engine.

NTS is close to coming to an agreement with Alex De Angelis who, in all likelihood, will be the new bike's tester for 2019.


Translated by Heather Watson

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