In spite of the best efforts of everyone involved, PTR Triumph and Truelove have mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect.
The amicable decision was taken following a run of disappointing races, partly attributed to the injury Truelove sustained at Donington Park in early July and a combination of other factors. The previous British Supersport race winner Truelove was side-lined for the latest round in the Czech Republic, still suffering from the injury and the decision was made for him not to return to the squad after the summer break.
Harry Truelove: “It’s been a tricky year obviously, adapting to the Triumph hasn’t gone as we would have liked. The team and I have tried as much as we can to get a good feeling, however this has not come. For this reason we have decided to part ways. I wish the team the best of luck for the remaining rounds and I’d like to thank them for the opportunity.”
PTR Triumph Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “We always want to succeed with every rider that rides for us, but after so many years of riding an inline four-cylinder machine it was difficult for Harry to adapt to our bike, so we have mutually decided to go our separate ways. It’s such a shame we couldn’t make it work but it’s in everybody’s best interests not to keep going. After seven rounds together, track days and testing with the team, we’ve just not been able to find that solution for Harry and for us as a team to achieve what we’d hoped to achieve together. We wish Harry all the best for whatever he does racing wise in the future and we want to thank him for all his efforts.”