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Moto2, Pedro Acosta gets license to ride Triumph Street Triple RS 765!

After winning the Trophy prize: “Maybe it’s time to get my license, so I can enjoy riding it on the road, too. Doing some stoppies and wheelies on this bike is going to be fun!”

Moto2: Pedro Acosta gets license to ride Triumph Street Triple RS 765!

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The 2023 Triumph Triple Trophy was awarded to Spain’s Pedro Acosta after a phenomenal season in which he clinched the World Champion title and a place in the MotoGP category next year.

The Triple Trophy – a stunning and unique Triumph Street Triple RS 765, specially constructed and customized at Triumph’s headquarters in Hinckley (UK) – was presented to Pedro Acosta in Valencia at the final round of the 2023 season.

Awarded by Triumph Motorcycles, the official engine supplier for the Moto2, Acosta became the fourth winner of the Trophy, which runs in tandem with the Moto2 World Championship. This is the first time it's been won by the World Champion, demonstrating Acosta’s grip on this year’s season.

The Triumph Triple Trophy acknowledges the numerous successes and achievements of a GP weekend beyond the race victory, with a scoring created to reflect the incredibly hard-fought nature of the Moto2 competition:

· 7 points - Best race progression from start to finish: 7 points for the rider or riders who earn the most positions from the start of the race to the chequered flag.
· 6 points - Pole position: 6 points for the rider who qualifies in pole.
· 5 points - Fastest race lap: 5 points for the fastest rider or riders in the event of parity in the fast lap.

Acosta’s consistent pace this season allowed him to score points in nine rounds. Way ahead of his nearest rivals, who only scored points in four races.

He scored points for three pole positions at the Sachsenring, Silverstone, and Red Bull Ring and set the fastest race lap eight times, becoming the latest graduate from Triumph’s Moto2 era to move into the MotoGP category.

The Trophy was won at the Malaysian Grand Prix in October, when there were still three riders in contention: Pedro Acosta for Red Bull KTM Ajo, Taiga Hada for Pertamina Mandalika SAG, and Jake Dixon for GASGAS Aspar.

I’m very happy to have won this award. After all, it’s a fantastic bike,” Acosta said. “I see many that people enjoy riding it, and maybe it’s time to get my license, so I can also enjoy riding on the road. In the end, we know it’s the same engine we use in the Moto2, and we see how fast the Moto2 is. Doing some stoppies and wheelies on this bike is going to be fun!

Congratulations Pedro on such an impressive season and for being the 2023 Triumph Triple Trophy winner,” Triumph Motorcycles’ Chief Product Officer Steve Sargent commented. “It’s great to see such talent emerge on our 765 Triple and, with the gap between the Moto2 and the MotoGP being closer than ever thanks to the latest engine upgrades, we’re eager to see how you’ll fare in the MotoGP in 2024. We hope you enjoy your prize, the brand new Street Triple RS, with its custom Triumph Triple Trophy livery, and we look forward to seeing your progress next year.”

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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