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Dec 17, 2010

Superbike World Championship Changes For 2011: Friday Morning Practice Restored, Superpole Down To 16 Riders

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships FIM Superstock Cup Changes to the Regulations The Superbike Commission, composed of Mr Paolo Flammini (IMS Chief Executive Officer), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Giulio Bardi (Team representative), during a telephone conference held on December 14 with the participation of Mr Paolo Ciabatti (IMS Director), Charles Hennekam (FIM CTI Coordinator) and Paul Duparc (FIM CCR Coordinator) unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the Road Racing Superbike & Supersport World Championship and FIM Superstock Cup. Changes in bold. Immediate application AGE OF COMPETITORS Superstock riders: riders born between 1st January 1985 and 14th April 1995. Wild Cards Each Event host Federation (FMNR) may nominate 4 wild card entries for the Superbike and Supersport and 2 wild card entries for the Superstock classes, in their own event only. Once the wild cards have been nominated by the FMNR, IMS can nominates "one event" riders. ("¦) SCHEDULE Thursday 17.00 19.30 150' SUPERSPORT TECHNICAL /SPORTING CHECKS 17.00 ALL RIDERS BRIEFING Friday 08.30 10.30 120' SUPERBIKE & SST TECHNICAL /SPORTING CHECKS 09.45 10.30 45' SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 10.45 - 11.15 30' SUPERSTOCK FREE PRACTICE 11.30 12.30 60' SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 13.45 14.30 45' SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING PRACTICE 14.45 15.15 30' SUPERSTOCK QUALIFYING PRACTICE 15.30 16.30 60' SUPERBIKE QUALIFYING PRACTICE Saturday 09.00 - 09.30 30' SUPERSTOCK FREE PRACTICE 09.45 10.30 45' SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 10.45 11.30 45' SUPERBIKE QUALIFYING PRACTICE 13.45 14.30 45' SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 15.00 15.14 14' SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE (1) 15.21 15.33 12' SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE (2) 15.40 15.50 10' SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE (3) 16.05 16.50 45' SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING PRACTICE 17.05 - 17.35 30' SUPERSTOCK QUALIFYING PRACTICE Sunday 09.00 09.10 10' SUPERSTOCK WARM UP 09.20 09.35 15' SUPERBIKE WARM UP 09.45 10.00 15' SUPERSPORT WARM UP 10.30 SUPERSTOCK RACE 12.00 SUPERBIKE RACE 1 13.30 SUPERSPORT RACE 15.30 SUPERBIKE RACE 2 TECHNICAL CONTROLS Teams may present for Technical Control a maximum of two (2) motorcycles per rider for Superbike, and one (1) motorcycle per rider for Supersport and Superstock, which will be specially identified by the Technical Stewards. SUPERPOLE FOR SUPERBIKE - The first 16 riders of the qualifying practice results will take part in Superpole 1. - The first 12 riders of the Superpole 1 results will take part in Superpole 2. - The first 8 riders of the Superpole 2 results will take part in Superpole 3. START PROCEDURE Tyre warmers may be used on the grid. No batteries or other electrical supplies are permitted on the grid. Riders may use a generator to power tyre warmers and air blowers on the grid. RE-STARTING A RACE THAT HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED (AFTER RED FLAG) The final race classification (of the restarted race) will be established according to the position and the consolidated number of laps of each rider at the time he crossed the finish line at the end of the last part of the race. OTHER SPORTING MODIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL REGULATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE NEXT DAYS ON THE FIM WEBSITE. ~ About the FIM ( The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 101 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 49 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. The FIM also deals with non-sporting matters such as leisure motorcycling, mobility, transport, road safety, public policy and the environment. The FIM was the first International Sporting Federation to enforce an Environmental Code in 1994.
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