FIM Superstock 1000 Cup team H-Moto has become the first outfit to formally announce its intentions to step up to the new-look World Superbike Championship in 2014 following the confirmation of revised regulations last week.

After months of negotiation, the FIM, Dorna and the MSMA revealed a raft of new measures aimed at cutting costs and increasing interest for next season, including price caps and a limit on the number of engines.

The most radical new regulation however is a new sub-category, known as the EVO class, being introduced in an effort to boost grid numbers. Though these machines will retain the same chassis, suspension and brake components as the equivalent Superbikes, the engine and electronics will conform to current Superstock regulations.

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The move is already sparking significant interest amongst a number of current Superstock teams, including Hungarian outfit H-Moto, which currently prepares a BMW S1000RR for Alen Gyorfi in the Superstock 1000 Cup, as well as support Balazs Nemeth in the World Supersport Championship.

Following the confirmation of the new rules, H-Moto says it is now working towards submitting an entry into the new World Superbike EVO Championship in 2014.

"We have been waiting for the official news of the plans for WSBK for a number of weeks," said team manager Kristian Keleman. The new rules excite us and we are pleased to announce our plan to run in the eni World Superbike EVO Championship in 2014.

"At this time we cannot confirm the bike or rider, these details are to be finalised over the coming weeks. In addition to the riding in Superbike, we aim to continue also in the Superstock support category and details of our plan here will be made public once we have further details about the 2014 championship classes from Dorna."