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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships & European Superstock 1000 Championship Changes to Regulations for 2017 (and beyond)

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The European Supersport Cup, in the context of the World Supersport Championship

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO) met at the Motorland Aragon circuit, on 23 September 2016 in the presence of  MM Daniel Carrera, Gregorio Lavilla, (Dorna), Charles Hennekam, Scott Smart and Paul Duparc (FIM).

The main following changes have been decided in the 2017 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships and European Superstock 1000 Championship Regulations:  

FIM Superbike World Championship Technical Updates
Small changes have been made to the Superbike Technical Regulations.
Due to difficulty air freighting larger lithium based batteries, limits have been set for battery capacity. The machines will also be required to have working generators to maintain the level of charge in the battery.
In addition to the update to the generator the regulations for balance shaft has been brought closer to Stock rules and they must now remain standard.
Updates have been made to more closely control the allocation of tyres in the category.

FIM Supersport World Championship
As the current regulations were introduced last season the rules will remain largely the same.
There will be the addition of a price limit to the suspension, fork kits and shock absorbers – mirrored in the Superstock class and started in the Superbike class. This ensures that all teams have the same level of access to components and at the same pricing.

European Superstock 1000 Championship*
There will be the introduction of a suspension price limit, as in Supersport and detailed above.
For 2017 and 2018 greater limits will be applied to the (ECU) software to reduce the workload and skill level required by the teams. For 2019 the Superstock Kit Electronics will have to be based on the street hardware for the processing units (ECU’s) but the software can be modified by the manufacturer to better suit racing conditions and allow setting changes by the teams.
* FIM Europe