More than a year after Chaz Davies handed Triumph a podium finish on the British manufacturer's last World Supersport outing as a factory-supported entity, the three-cylinder machine is back on the rostrum courtesy of Alex Baldolini and Power Team Suriano.
Since Triumph's decision to halt its official WSS entry at the end of 2010, Suriano has been the only team to run a pair of Daytona 675 machines, but while the Italian outfit is a wholly independent operation, it has made impressive gains since its debut in 2011.
Headed up by ex-Moto2 rider Baldolini, the Italian is the only rider to have scored in each WSS race this season, peaking with his competitive run to third on home soil at Misano.
It is consistency that ensures he currently holds down fifth in the overall standings, ahead of the likes of Broc Parkes and Sheridan Morais, much to his delight.
"I'm really happy. This is the result of the great work done by the team even after some issues we had during practices. I knew about my potential with this bike and I hit the result I was hoping for. I kicked off really well immediately gaining some positions and I could get lose some competitors and boost up the gap on them.
“When I knew that I was two places ahead, I fought hard because the soft tyre was starting to lose its performance. I tried to adapt my style to the situation and was able to hold off Tamburini. It's a great satisfaction that helps me to be in fifth place in general ranking."
Baldolini's efforts mean Triumph are currently classified ahead of reigning champions Yamaha in the manufacturers' standings, despite having a much smaller presence on the grid.