2014 WSBK Rules: The Short & Dirty Version
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The revolution or emasculation - take your pick - of World Superbike is complete, as series bosses made the final tweaks to the new technical package for the series that will debut in 2014.
Some of the highlights:
Each rider will have a maximum of eight engines per season, which will be sealed by the FIM at the start of each event. If the rider is replaced, the engine allocation will remain at eight maximum. Any rider who exceeds eight engines will be sent to the rear of the starting grid for that race and the next two races, as long as they are in the same season.
Teams can choose from an approved list of available forks, shocks and brake systems.
Only homologated airboxes will be allowed.
The Evo class will start in 2014, with a cap of six engines per rider per season. No cylinder-head work will be allowed on Evo machines, which also will use standard cams, pistons, rings, rods and cranks. Vacuum pumps in crankcases also will be banned unless homologated.
Evo-class teams can use kit electronics or modify standard software if the cost is not more than 1.5 times the original equipment. Electronics units cannot exceed 1,000 Euros, with only 10 sensors permitted.
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