Triumph Flat Track Riders Head to X Games after Strong Performances at Sacramento

Manufacturer scores its first podium finish in the modern-era of AMA Pro Flat Track

ATLANTA, GA – June 3, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Triumph motorcycle race teams had a memorable weekend at the Sacramento Mile during AMA Pro Flat Track. Brandon Robinson, riding the #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph, gave Triumph its first factory-supported podium finish in a modern-era AMA Pro Flat Track Main.

Triumph AMA Pro Flat Track riders, Robinson and Jake Shoemaker, #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph, now quickly shift their focus towards Austin, Texas, for the highly anticipated inaugural X Games Flat Track race this Thursday, June 4. X Games Flat Track will air on ESPN at 8:30pm EDT and will also be accessible via WatchESPN.com.

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“As a long-time participant in the paddock, having flat track racing on live television for the first time in over thirty years is a great day for our sport,” said Bill Gately, owner of Bonneville Performance. “X Games viewers are going to see just how thrilling and competitive the racing action on dirt is. Jake and my entire team are excited to represent Castrol, Triumph and all our partners for a global audience.”

Last weekend fans were treated to the best AMA Pro Flat Track GNC1 race of the season thus far at the historic Sacramento Mile. Robinson nearly had his first win of the season before he was drafted at the checkered flag, finishing 2nd by only 0.020 seconds. Shoemaker missed out on a top-10 finish by a mere 0.004 seconds, placing 11th.

On the strength of Robinson’s second-place finish at Sacramento, VETMotorsports earned a total bonus of $875 from Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund. The donation brings the total earned for VETMotorsports to $1,800 on the season. Gately’s Bonneville Performance team will embed United States Army veteran Sgt. Rob D. onto its team for X Games Flat Track to support VETMotorsports’ outreach program.

For more information on X Games Austin including the complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://xgames.espn.go.com/xgames/austin/.

About Triumph

Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com

About Castrol

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Their passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership with manufacturers, has enabled Castrol to develop oils that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea and space for over 100 years. Today, the company’s vast portfolio of high performance lubricants, including Castrol EDGE, Castrol GTX MAGNATEC, Castrol GTX and Castrol Power RS, are available in almost 140 countries worldwide.  For more information on Castrol’s premium lubricants, please visit www.Castrol.com.

About VETMotorsports

Founded in 2012, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that embeds qualifying warfighters with existing race teams to provide them with unique motorsports experiences.  By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. To date VETMotorsports has helped more than 65 injured warfighters participate in 35 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.

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