BSB: British championship set to pilot new global Supersport regulations in 2021
MSVR will pilot new regulations in the Supersport class next year as part of a collaboration with the FIM and Dorna WorldSBK Organisation (DWO).
Current restrictions mean that the Supersport class is bound to incorporate 600cc four cylinder, 675cc three cylinder and 750cc twin cylinder machines. However, with the motorcycle market continuing to evolve, this new project will allow machines from different manufacturers.
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This will be done using the current Supersport 300 class as a starting point. In that championship motorcycles of varying displacement and architecture are balanced to ensure parity of competition.
The 2021 Quattro Group British Supersport season will introduce the Triumph Daytona 765 three cylinder machine, with the Ducati Panigale V2 twin cylinder bike joining the series later in the season.
“The Supersport class is tremendously important to the international and domestic racing structures," BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs said. "Previously multiple manufacturers and machine configurations have competitively raced together, but this has diminished given the changes in the market.
"To reset and redefine the category will provide a great stimulus and great future for the intermediate production derived class. I am very pleased and excited to be co-operating and working closely with our friends at the FIM and DWO on this project.”
Should the pilot in the British series be successful, these new technical regulations could be the platform for the 2022 FIM Supersport World Championship - organised by the DWO.
“We are always open for better ways to improve the sport and I’m happy to see that our ideas match with so many Promoters at national level and the FIM," said the WorldSBK Sporting & Organisation Department's Executive Director, Gregorio Lavilla.
"To have the support of MSVR helping to develop this idea is great and we will work closely with all parts involved for this to be a success, with the future to have equal regulations in both Championships and maybe other national series.”