For Triumph ValMoto Sunday's chequered flag at Donington Park will signify the end of a memorable first year of competition. The team has progressed at a remarkable rate and, while the competition has also made gains, these have been nowhere near as significant as the transformation of the production Daytona 600 into a fully focussed Supersport racer.

The past six months of domestic competition have also showcased the skill of the men at the sharp end of Triumph's return to racing - Jim Moodie and Craig Jones. The two riders have already proved their worth with some stunning rides, however they are eager to sign off the season with a flourish at Donington.

"The Daytona 600 is very consistent now," explained Moodie. "That consistency is allowing myself and Craig to ride the bike as hard as possible all the time. The improvement in the bike since the start of the season is fantastic. If it had been like this back then, we'd have been on the front row at every round, but as it stands we're still playing catch up.

"The stop-start areas of Donington are going to be tough for us but we should be able to close it back up with some serious corner speed through the flowing sections. Everyone wants to do well at the final round of the season and I'm no exception, so I'll be giving it 100 per cent all weekend."

Donington will also provide spectators with the rare opportunity to see three Union Jack-liveried machines out on track at once. The addition to the squad for this round only of seasoned racer and T.W.O. magazine journalist Gus Scott will see a trio of Triumphs racing together for the first time since the Isle of Man TT.

 

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