British Superbike organisers amend V-twin weight regulation

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The MCRCB has made a last minute U-turn on the decision to implement a heavy weight penalty on V-twin machinery in the British Superbike Championship.

The statement was released by the race organisers late last night after communication from the Ducati racing department.

An official MCRCB release said: “MCRCB has received a communication at 7.00pm this evening [Thursday] from Ducati Corse advising that it would be not be safe for the Ducati 1098R motorcycle to race with a dry weight in excess of 168 kilograms without prior testing.”

As a result the Ducati 1200cc machines will be allowed to run with a minimum weight of 175kg for qualifying and practice, and 170kg all other times including fuel.

As a result the North West 200 Ducati team headed by John Hackett has announced they will now be riding at Donington, and a statement is due to be released from Airwaves Ducati later today expected to say very much the same as they have already arrived at the circuit.

Another statement will be issued after this weekend in connection with the weight ballast issue.

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Rob Hull

By Rob Hull