WSBK » FIM confirms 2015 EVO move, test ban

An in-season testing ban is confirmed for 2014, along with confirmation that the as-yet-confirmed EVO regulations will be adopted across the grid from 2015.

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October 06, 2013 5:06 AM

Details we need more details, because the devil is in the detail.

Will they be handicapping the faster bikes or bringing the slower bikes up to the level of the faster bikes???

Wild-cards on competitive machinery is something this series desperatley needs. The grass roots identity has been lost. Hey superstock ain't much slower than SBK anyway considering that pirelli slicks would make up a chunk of time over intermediates.

If the racing is as good as it is now but with more bikes in the mix then whats there to complain about.


October 06, 2013 5:14 AM

That's ok if it that also means more manufacturers in MotoGP who can win any given Sunday. Quite frankly I'm sick and tired of seeing either a Honda or Yamaha the only ones capable of winning.


October 06, 2013 7:49 AM

I'd love to know how they're going to police a no testing ban!
Any team can run a satellite team in any domestic SBK championship with a minimal increase in overall budget - some already do, & test that night and day if they want to.
& the FIM / Dorna cannot dictate testing restrictions in domestic championships.


October 12, 2013 7:24 AM

To be fair something does need to happen to at least make the grid more accessible.They could do no worse than looking at Bsb as a starting point.One thing the rules there have proved is the fast guys are still always going to be fast.The teams with money tho are still going to dominate they can afford the faster riders the better crews etc. but the gap between the lesser teams and the big players is closer.Look at what Bridewell did he jumped on a less established teams bike and put it on the podium at the moment you couldn't see that happening in Worlds withe rules as they are.

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