Dorna is inviting applications for companies willing to be the sole World Superbike tyre supplier from 2016.
The current agreement with Pirelli, WSBK's exclusive tyre supplier since control rubber was introduced for 2004, expires at the end of next year.
“Dorna WSBK Organization, in agreement with the FIM, announce the open call for tender for those companies willing to be the sole tyre supplier of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship from 2016 onwards, as the agreement with the current tyre supplier will expire at the end of 2015. The application for the tender procedure can be submitted starting from Monday 28 July within four (4) weeks, by Monday 25 August 2014.”
The request does not automatically mean that Pirelli will not continue - a tender process was also announced prior to the Italian company being awarded its most recent contract, for the 2013-2015 seasons.