In recent years I have begun to pay attention to how Triumph is doing as it re-enters the American motorcycle racing scene (AMA Pro series) in both road track racing and flat dirt track racing. As you know I have been assisting the AMA Pro Flat Track team owned by Bill Gately with their social media and website efforts for about a year.
The 2014 AMA Pro racing season opened at Daytona last week during what is know as Daytona Bike Week. The premiere Daytona 200 road race was held on March 15, 2014. You can watch the entire race here:
The outcome was that #69, Danny Eslick, riding on the Riders Discount Triumph Daytona 675R won the race and among a field of Yamaha’s, Honda’s and Kawasaki’s. This is a major win for Triumph of one of the top endurance motorcycle road races in the world.
When you look at the race results you notice that Triumph also finished:
- 4th – #50 – Bobby Fong – Latus Motors/Castrol/Triumph Racing
- 7th – 68 – Luke Stapleford – Profile Racing Triumph Daytona 675
- 10th – 15 – Steve Rapp – D&D Cycles/Castrol/Triumph Triumph Daytona 675
Triumph also finished in places 15, 24, 29 and 31.
This is very encouraging for the outlook of the US 2014 road racing season and a great boost for the Triumph brand.