The Italian GP which took place at the Mugello circuit, while playing host to some fantastic racing, became the venue for a historic moment as well. For the first time ever, a Moto2 motorcycle reached the coveted 300 km/h mark! The motorcycle was being ridden by Nicolo Bulega.

The Sky Racing Team VR46 rider, Nicolo Bulega reached the mark during a free practice session. The exact speed clocked was 300.6 km/h, the fastest ever for a Moto2 motorcycle and rider. The races held at the Mugello Circuit in the 2nd of June were a spectacle be it the Moto3, Moto2 or the MotoGP. You can read all about it here.

We posted the news of Triumph now being the official engine supplier for Moto2, the motorcycle that achieved the feat was, of course, powered by the 765cc triple engine from Triumph. This is the same engine that does duty on the Triumph Street Triple 765 and hopefully, the same one will be powering the new Daytona 765 (read about it here).

Steve Sargent, Chief Production Officer, Triumph Motorcycles, said, “Achieving over 300 k/h is a real milestone and something we’re very proud of, really demonstrating the power of our 765cc triple. It’s also wonderful to see riders with the front wheel in the air still at over 250km/h! Mugello has been another very good weekend for the performance of our engine as it continues to redefine the speed and the performance of the Moto2 category, and continues to break records almost every weekend.”