Mitchell Carr on board his AARK Racing Triumph Daytona 675 R has won the Australian Motul Supersport series at Queensland Raceway this past weekend.

The standard of competition in race one was world class, with the three championship contenders , Carr, Waters and Hooks, battling it out relentlessly. Carr on board the Daytona 675R was quick out of the corners, consistently challenging the Suzuki and Honda until 13 laps in when the heat of the battle took its toll on machinery. Hooks bowed out with a gear box problem only seconds before Waters was to follow with smoke bellowing from the engine of the GSXR. Carr rode on crossing the line a clear 5 seconds ahead honouring a handy 25.5 point championship lead heading into the final race.

Carr put in a consistent effort for race 2 with his head down and keeping out of trouble. A strong and firm contest saw Carr across the line in 6th place which sealed AARK Racing and Mitchell Carr's first Supersport Championship 18.5 points clear of race two winner and championship runner up, Josh Hooks.

"As far as we're aware it's the first time that a non-Japanese bike has won the championship" commented Triumph Australia's Marketing Manager Mal Jarrett. " We are really thrilled for the team, as it has taken years of hard work by AARK Racing to finally clinch the title" said Jarrett.

The team went into the last round with a lead of only ½ a point, so the pressure was on from the get go! The first race of the day was a typical fairing banging race that showed up the AARK Racing 675's mechanical strengths. "I'm absolutely stoked" said Mitchell. "It's a dream come true for me and the team, after the results in the first race it was important to stay alert and in the game, a DNF was not an option. I couldn't be happier".

About Triumph

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles in 2012 celebrates 110 years of motorcycle manufacture. For over the past two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes which perfectly blend design, character, charisma and performance. Building around 50,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 750 dealers across the world.

At the heart of Triumph's philosophy is a commitment to developing truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance. The innovation and engineering passion that gave birth to the iconic Bonneville of the 60's has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple and the SuperSports Daytona 675.

With an impressive 2012 product portfolio in place, including three brand new models, plus a strong future model development programme, Triumph is set to continue to enhance its status in the marketplace.

Triumph currently employs around sixteen hundred personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux and most recently Brazil as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Thailand and a CKD facility in Brazil.

For more information please contact:

Mal Jarrett
Marketing Manager
PS Importers
20 Stubbs Street Kensington, Vic 3031
Mob: 0407 726682
Tel: + 61 (03) 9381 9765
Fax: + 61 (03) 9381 9798