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Rain Forces Triumph To Cancel World Record Attempt. Will Shoot for 2015

ATLANTA (September 29, 2014) – With more than three inches of rain accumulating on the Bonneville Salt Flats from storms the previous two weekends, a suitable course will not be available for the Triumph Castrol Rocket to make FIM world record attempts this year.

The Triumph Castrol Rocket was slated to make land speed record runs between October 5-10 seeking to reclaim the title of ‘world’s fastest motorcycle’. This portion of Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout was originally postponed earlier this month due to shortened track availability for streamliners also because of earlier damp conditions.

“Of course we are disappointed, but the weather pattern and the track conditions are obviously beyond our control,” said Matt Sheahan, Chief Operating Officer for Triumph Motorcycles America. “Our team has made great progress in the past 13 months since first taking the Triumph Castrol Rocket to the Salt last August. We now turn our efforts to making further refinements to the machine, and hope to get back on the Bonneville International Speedway in 2015.”

Triumph will display the Triumph Castrol Rocket at the upcoming Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America, October 10-12, at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Additional appearances are also being planned for late 2014 and early 2015 at consumer and industry events.

For more information and ongoing updates for display appearances of the Triumph Castrol Rocket, please visit castrolrocket.com.

For interviews, detailed specifications, additional imagery or video, please contact Sam Bendall at Sam.Bendall@triumphmotorcycles.com.

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 results 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 its North American operations are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com<http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/>.
About Castrol
BP Lubricants USA Inc. markets premium lubricants and business building programs to leading retailers, motor sports dealers, independent service providers and new car dealers. Our leadership motorcycle brands include Castrol Power RS – an advanced full synthetic and Castrol Actevo Xtra – a part synthetic

providing continuous protection. To find out more about Castrol products and programs, please call 1–888–CASTROL, log on to www.castrol.com/us or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CastrolMoto.
About Hot Rod Conspiracy
Hot Rod Conspiracy is led by mechanical engineer Matt Markstaller, who manages test and development engineering for Daimler Trucks in Portland, Oregon. In addition to developing mechanical designs that improve vehicle speed, handling and fuel efficiency, the Hot Rod Conspiracy team creates one-of-a-kind performance vehicles featured in national magazines and the industry-leading SEMA show. For more information visit HotRodConspiracy.com.
About Carpenter Racing
Carpenter Racing, operated by two time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Bob Carpenter, is the motorcycle industry’s leading performance cylinder head porting resource. One of Carpenter’s more popular products is his proprietary Triumph Rocket III performance package that produces 240 rear wheel horsepower. The fully streetable performance package has turned in quarter-mile drag strip times of 8.99 seconds and 155mph and set American (AMA) and International (FIM) world land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats at 175mph. To learn more, please visit CarpenterRacing.com.
About Jason DiSalvo
Professional motorcycle racer Jason DiSalvo entered his first race at age 4 and became the national 125cc Mile Dirt Track Champion at 13 years of age. He then moved to Grand Prix motorcycle racing and won several national championships en route to a professional career riding for leading factory race teams. DiSalvo competed internationally in the British, European and Spanish Championship Series before riding for the Triumph BE1 Racing World Supersport team.
Returning to America, DiSalvo continues to race Triumph motorcycles for Sportbike Track Time / Castrol / Triumph. In 2012, he set AMA and FIM land speed racing records at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a Carpenter Racing powered Triumph Rocket III Roadster. Learn more about Jason at JasonDiSalvo.com.
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