WorldSBK: Kawasaki Reacts To New Rev Limits

WorldSBK: Kawasaki Reacts To New Rev Limits

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Kawasaki:

Kawasaki Racing Team React To New Rev Limits In WorldSBK

Following the announcement by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) that rev limits will be changed following
analysis of the relative performance of the machines over the most recent six rounds, the maximum rev limit for Kawasaki will be increased by 250 rpm more from the Imola round onwards; a total of 500 rpm since the season started.

According to point 2.4.3.1 of the FIM rules that define functionality of “Concession and Super Concession” Points – and according to the list of Concession parts allowed 2.4.3.3 c – KRT asked for 250 rpm in the 2 check points (500 rpm in total), after the Motorland race and the Donington race according to the parts nominated in point 2.4.3.3.c.iii in the rule book.

KRT are currently not using those 500rpm and are waiting to introduce at the third check point the items nominated in point 2.4.3.3.c.i

From the beginning of the season, Kawasaki is the manufacturer with less rpm allowed as per how the rules are constructed around mass production machinery. (1,500 rpm less than Ducati for example).

The set of items requested by KRT using concession points, are the same items the FIM did not allow Kawasaki to homologate in the 2021 ZX-10RR iteration due to a difference in interpretation of a “redesigned engine”.

KRT hopes this clarifies the situation and any doubts of the many people not deeply involved in this complex rule, created to help manufacturers improve the performance of their bike during the season.

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