After a month-long layoff, Dynavolt Triumph are hoping for a happy home round at Donington Park in the UK this weekend.
Just down the road from the Triumph factory, the 2.4km historically significant track represents the manufacturer, team and rider, Harry Truelove’s home round of the 2023 FIM Supersport World Championship.
Having endured a difficult weekend which included a crash in Misano last month, Truelove is excited to arrive at a track he already knows well and is hoping to build on that experience for a strong weekend.
Harry Truelove: “I’m really excited heading into this weekend and looking forward to the home crowd. Misano was a tough weekend so hopefully we can push forward on a track we know more about. I’m so proud to be representing Britain on a British bike; hopefully we can get a good result at home!”
Teammate Niki Tuuli is also aiming for a better result than Misano and the Finnish rider is intent on recovering the form that saw him podium in Indonesia at the beginning of the season.
Niki Tuuli: “Really happy to get back on the bike, we’ve had quite a long break again. I tried to practice a lot and get good feeling. It’s been quite a long time since I was at Donington, I think 2017, so I’m really happy to ride there again, it’s a really nice layout and I hope we can enjoy it. I want to make a step from the last race weekend and get back to my level and hope that we can make a good job during the home GP of the team. I’m happy, feeling quite relaxed, can’t wait to start work and see the guys”.
Dynavolt Triumph Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “We’re looking forward to our home round, it’s a track that Harry knows well and it’s a chance for him to not have to have think about learning circuits and concentrate on getting the best from himself on our bike to produce his best result of the season – a real chance to maximise and get some points. Niki, as I’ve said in the past, the lap time is there but he is struggling to overtake people. He needs to be focused and concentrated from the word go and again, maximise getting the best from himself on the bike to show what he is truly capable of. He’s had a podium this year, he needs to get back to that level of performance for himself and for us as a team. To keep our challenge going forward in the World Championship, we need to be on the podium again.”