Triumph partnered with PTR Racing in 2021 to spearhead its racing campaign in Supersport competition with the Street Triple RS. In 2023 the PTR team, PTR Triumph, is fielding Finnish racer Niki Tuuli and British competitor Harry Truelove in the FIM Supersport World Championship.
Finnish racer Niki Tuuli has the credentials to be a title contender in the FIM Supersport World Championship in 2023. Moving on from three years in the Superstock 600 series, Tuuli made his debut in the WorldSSP category in 2016 where he impressed with podium finishes in all three of his wildcard entries. The following year he enjoyed a successful season as a permanent rider in the series, before leaving the PTR team mid-way 2018 to race in the Moto2 Championship where he went on to take a point scoring finish in his first season.
A British bike, British team and now a British rider – Harry Truelove joins PTR Triumph in 2023 hot off the back of his third-place finish in the fiercely contested British Supersport series last season. With 10 podiums and one victory to his name in the UK in 2022, Truelove steps up from his WorldSSP wild-card debut at Donington Park last year and is excited to be heading to the world stage for a full season with the PTR Triumph team.
The PTRTriumph team, which is based in Lincolnshire, UK, is managed by Simon Buckmaster, who has been involved in racing from a young age both as a competitor and manager; in fact, in the earlier years of Buckmaster’s racing career he competed on a Triumph Bonneville.
Following wins in both the domestic series’ and on the world stage, injury cut Buckmaster’s career short and he eventually went into the management side of the industry, leading a number of successful manufacturer-backed teams to British and World Championship glory. Today Simon manages the PTR Racing squad, which is a partner of Triumph’s Racing programme in the WorldSSP category competing as PTR Triumph with the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS.