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Aug 21, 2012

Australian Superbike Championship Going Away From Sole Control Tire Supplier In 2013

Pirelli, Michelin and Dunlop tyres for 2013 ASBK

Riders will have the choice to race on Pirelli, Michelin and Dunlop tyres in the 2013 Australian Superbike Championships (ASBK).

International Entertainment Group (IEG) will place a cap on the number and price of tyres to ensure costs are kept to a minimum for all participating.

IEG Managing Director Yarrive Konsky said: "The move was made to allow riders a wider choice and will bring the cost of racing down, as well as add another exciting element to the tactics and strategy of racing.

"IEG thanks Pirelli and Michelin for their interest in being involved once more and Dunlop for their continued support."

The cap and number of tyres per class are as follows:

Superbike & Prostock: Under $580 per set / 3 front & 4 rear / 2 compounds may be homologated per brand

Supersport & Superstock: Under $480 per set / 3 front & 3 rear / 2 compounds may be homologated per brand

Superlites: Under $350 per set / 2 front & 2 rear / 2 compounds will be homologated per brand

250 Production: Control tyre by Pirelli / 1 front & 1 rear / 2 compounds may be homologated