This is the British manufacturer's first venture into racing on the world stage since the company was re-established in Hinckley. The Team Triumph-SC will be the sole factory representative for Triumph in the paddock.

The factory backed team will be run by Stefano Caracchi - marked the end of his long Ducati relationship - and will be based in Bologna, Italy. The team will field two riders in World Supersport class and another two in the European Championship Superstock 600 reserved for young guns. The riders have yet to be confirmed but are expected to be a mix of British and Italian talent.

Triumph's Product Manager, Simon Warburton, said, "This is a really exciting opportunity for Triumph and the factory is behind the team 100 per cent. The Daytona 675 has won many awards since its launch and participating in the Supersport World Championship will further raise the profile of this fantastic bike and Triumph's profile in general."

Stefano Caracchi, team manager also commented, "The Supersport and Superstock 600 are very competitive and hard categories, but we are very confident in the potential of the Daytona 675. Our team has contested the World Superbike Championship ever since the first series and we have a highly talented and experienced technical staff managed by Franco Farn? to develop the Daytona to meet this new challenge.

"Triumph has welcomed our project with enthusiasm, and we will repay their confidence. Triumph is a legend for every motorsport fan, and Team SC is proud to become a small part of this long and fascinating history. Good luck to Team Triumph-SC!" he finished.

Paul Young already races a Triumph in British Supersport *(pictured) and has had some success with the British bike.