Honda has supplied engines to the Moto2 championship since its inception, but its contract with Dorna expires at the end of the 2018 season. Although technically still a rumor, several press reports indicate Triumph has already signed to replace Honda as the Moto2 engine supplier beginning in 2019.
Perhaps even more interesting, it is also reported that the three-cylinder engine will displace approximately 800cc (the expected displacement of the new Street Triple coming next year). This would create a very significant increase in both horsepower and torque for the Moto2 class. Triumph has traditionally been fiscally conservative when it comes to sponsored racing activities, so this would be a huge step for the British manufacturer. Some speculate the formal deal will be announced when the 2017 series opens at Qatar in March.
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