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WorldSBK Regulation Update for 2014

Monday, December 16, 2013
The Superbike Commission recently met to finalize technical and sporting regulations for the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock 1000 classes. The new SBK event schedule was confirmed and now Superbike practice and qualifying more closely resembles the procedure followed in MotoGP. The FIM press release also indicates that “a long discussion took place…to review the homologation procedure for 2015,” with particular focus on “the minimum number of machines to be produced” and “to fix the maximum retail price for a model to be homologated,” though no specifics were released. According to the 2013 rulebook, “the manufacturer must have produced at least 125 motorcycles prior to homologation inspection,” must reach a minimum quantity of 500 units by June of the same year and then have a minimum of 1000 by December 31st the current year. The manufacturer must then produce at least 2000 total units by December 31st of the following year. The motorcycles must be available to consumers in the USA, Europe or Japan by April of the homologation year.

The full FIM release is included below. - Byron Wilson




The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), met at the Dorna Headquarters in Madrid on 10 December 2013 in the presence of MM Daniel Carrera and Gregorio Lavilla (WSBK-Dorna), Corrado Cecchinelli (Consultant in Technology), Charles Hennekam and Paul Duparc (FIM).

The 2014 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship and Superstock 1000cc Cup Regulations were approved by the Commission. The Sporting Rules will be as similar as possible to the 2014 GP Regulations. The Technical Regulations were also accepted. Some minor details are still to be reviewed and the complete regulations will be available on the FIM website shortly.

A long discussion took place between the members to review the homologation procedure for 2015, especially to review the minimum number of machines to be produced by a manufacturer for the purposes of homologation and to fix the maximum retail price for a model to be homologated.

For the next season, the time-schedule of an entire SBK event will be as follows:

Friday
10.00 – 10.45 45’ SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 1
11.00 - 11.30 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 FREE PRACTICE 1
11.45 – 12.30 45’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 1
TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)
13.45 – 14.30 45’ SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 2
14.45 – 15.15 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 FREE PRACTICE 2
15.30 – 16.15 45’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 2
TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)

Saturday
09.00 - 09.30 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 FREE PRACTICE 3
09.45 – 10.30 45’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 3
TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)
10.45 – 11.30 45’ SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 3
12.30 – 13.00 30’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 4
NOT TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)
15.00 – 15.15 15 SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE 1
15.25- 15.40 15 SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE 2
15.55 – 16.40 45’ SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING PRACTICE
16.55 - 17.25 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 QUALIFYING PRACTICE

Sunday
08.40 – 08.55 15’ SUPERBIKE WARM UP
09.05 – 09.20 15’ SUPERSPORT WARM UP
09.30 – 09.40 10’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 WARM UP
10.30 SUPERBIKE RACE 1
11.40 SUPERSPORT RACE
13.10 SUPERBIKE RACE 2
14.15 SUPERSTOCK 1000 RACE

THE COMPLETE SPORTING, TECHNICAL, DISCIPLINARY AND MEDICAL REGULATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FIM WEBSITE SHORTLY.

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/
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