New entry class to start in 2026, Superconcession changes and more from the Superbike Commission

The Superbike Commission, composed of MM. Gregorio LAVILLA (Dorna, WorldSBK Executive Director), Paul KING (Director of the FIM Circuit Racing Commission), Biense BIERMA (General Secretary of the MSMA), coordinated by Paul DUPARC (Manager of the FIM Circuit Racing Commission & Secretary of the SBK Commission), in the presence of Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Ludovic REIGNIER (FIM WorldSBK Technical Director) and Svetlana NAZAROVA (FIM CCR Coordinator) met at the circuit of Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on 14 June.

Among the discussions held, the following decisions were taken:

• It is specified to all teams to warm-up the bikes with the exhaust towards the pitlane (not towards the pit boxes in order to avoid fumes to get in).

• For the WorldSBK class, Any Superconcession part earned at the last checkpoint of the season must be nominated and introduced for the following season. No further Tokens will be earnt until the full introduction of the Superconcession part in one of the events of the following season.

• For the WorldSSP NG, in order to avoid at anytime potential modifications to the oil pump which could affect engine performance, Oil pumps shall remain as approved; However, in case the manufacturer needs to change the oil pump for performance or durability issues, he must declare it beforehand, get the approval of the Technical Director and register this oil pump in the FIM approval parts list. This will enter into force in 2025.

• In all classes, various decisions have been taken, in particular, to ensure better respect for the hierarchy of disciplinary bodies and to increase the authority and competence of the FIM Appeal Stewards.

• The SBK Commission is currently working on the introduction of a new entry class to the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship in 2026, marking a significant evolution in the racing landscape. This new class will replace the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship (WorldSSP300), which has successfully served as a feeder class since its inception in 2017. This new category will be the subject of a separate communication.

The resolutions of this Superbike Commission have been approved by the Permanent Bureau.

The 2024 FIM SBK Regulations which contains the detailed text of the Regulations changes may be viewed shortly on the FIM website HERE.

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