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Here's something I picked up last week. Should be interesting!

"Jack Lilley" is a British Triumph dealer who is active in racing, building hot-rod Triumphs, etc.
This is his latest newsletter about racing plans for the new 675 triple sportbike.


Welcome to the latest news from:

Jack Lilley

Well 2006 will be a very exciting year for us as we are sponsoring Paul Young in the British Supersport series on the awesome Daytona 675.
The bike has so far been tuned to 135BHP at the rear wheel with 58ftlb torque!!! and there is still more to come!!!!!
We are fortunate enough to be able to offer a "supporters club" , there are limited spaces but Paul would welcome support from around the globe. There is more information about this unique opportunity in the "whats new" section of our website, along with a few images of the bike.
The text below is a press release from Paul Young Racing:

Paul Young Racing & Jack Lilley Motorcycles team up for British Supersport assault

British and Australian championship winning rider Paul Young will be racing the exciting new Triumph Daytona 675 in the British Supersport Championship this season.

The Australian born, Hinckley-based rider has received backing from top Triumph dealership Jack Lilley Ltd. The Middlesex based dealership has supplied one of two Daytona 675's that Paul will be using in the Supersport series this year, as well as setting up a supporters club for the team.

Youngy knows the three-cylinder machine well, having been involved with the Triumph factory during the bike's development. He's put in many hours on the bike at test tracks in the UK and overseas, so he knows the potential of this British-built bike.

He says: "I've done about 6000 miles on the bike over the past 14 months. One of my jobs outside of racing is as a contract test-rider for Triumph. As well as my personal interest in the machine, I have a soft spot for this bike and a strong belief in it's racing potential. That's why I decided to take on this project despite the factory's decision not to race the 675."

At the moment the machines are being race prepped at Youngy's Mallory Park workshop. Paul says: "It's a bit like being a club racer again. I'm doing a lot of the work myself, with help from friends. Stripping down bikes till past midnight and doing as much as test riding work as I can during the day to help fund the racing. I've also been busy trying to rake in as much sponsorship for my 2006 effort as I can. I've got the bikes and most of the hardware sorted. The problem is that because there's no race kit for the Triumph, all the special parts have to be designed, machined and developed from scratch, which costs, as does fuel and entry fees and all that sort of stuff!"

Youngy is in no doubt as to the potential of the Daytona. "The first tuned engine is up and running and things are looking good, I'd say we will have at least as much power as the competition, possibly more. But the triple's advantages won't come from outright horsepower as much as the unbelievable torque it produces. I'm so excited by the prospect of riding a British bike in the championship and it's so good to see Jack Lilley Ltd getting back involved with British Championship racing at this level. We are all really looking forward to it!"

I'm sure you will keep your eyes peeled and remember that number 96!!

Many thanks

Dave Lilley and Paul Young.
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