BSB bosses confirm Superstock shake up
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.