“Framework” For World Superbike Rules Approved

Cycle News Staff | June 7, 2013

The new cost-cutting World Superbike rules package has been agreed upon by the FIM, Dorna and the MSMA for the 2014 season and beyond, according to a release issued today by the FIM.

Though no details were announced for the “framework” that has been put in place, the constructors in the championship have agreed to supply a minimum amount of motorcycles for a fixed price. The other area that has been addressed is suspension, brakes and transmissions, with those components to have some sort of price cap. There will also be a cap on the amount of engines used by a rider during the season

The release states that the rules will be applied “progressively, starting in 2014, in three stages.”

The draft of the new rules will be published soon, according to the FIM.