BSB bosses con­firm Su­pers­tock shake up

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MCE Bri­tish Su­per­bike bosses have con­firmed that they will shake-up the Pirelli Na­tional Su­pers­tock 1000 se­ries for 2017 by mov­ing to­wards a more ‘en­durance’ style rac­ing.

Not only will the Su­pers­tock class get more races next year (17 in­stead of the usual 12) but a num­ber of these races will be held over ex­tended race dis­tance to raise the class’ pro­file.

Both 50-mile and 100-mile races will be in­tro­duced on top of the stan­dard dis­tance bat­tles with two races tak­ing place at most events. The 50-mile races will be run as any other race, but the 100-mile chal­lenges will be split into two 50 mile halves with a ‘con­trolled, com­pul­siory ser­vice pe­riod’ in pit-lane to fa­cil­i­tate the change of tyres and re-fuelling. Half points will be awarded per leg.

The class will also see a num­ber of other changes in­clud­ing the use of kit elec­tron­ics, dif­fer­ent colour num­ber plates per man­u­fac­turer and use of Pirelli’s SC2 will be man­dated.

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