The winter testing ban for the World Superbike Championship has been reduced from six weeks to just two weeks following the latest Superbike Commission.

A ban on testing for the WSBK and WSS teams has been in place for six weeks in recent years, encapsulating the entirety of December and the first half of January.

However, from this winter it will only be in effect from 21st December 2014 until 4th January 2015, reducing the ban to just two weeks.

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