MSVR announce new one bike rule

Spare bike rule gets ousted as BSB seeks to lower costs and keep competition alive

IN A move to help keep costs down in the British Superbike Championship and other support classes, each rider will be limited to one bike only in all classes of racing.

If a bike is totalled in a crash then it can be replaced, but that can happen only once per race weekend.

Here's the official announcement from race directors at BSB, MSVR:
At each Championship event a rider may use only one motorcycle which will be marked and presented at Technical Control.

In the case of proven total wreckage the use of a replacement motorcycle is permitted once only during an event, however this must be constructed from sub assembled parts and authorised/verified by the Chief Technical Officer.

Sub-assembled parts means that no engine can be fitted into a frame. However typical assemblies that would normally be used to repair a crashed machine can be complete. Examples: handlebars, forks, foot pegs, front nose cone, front/rear sub-frame, swing arm and linkage assemblies are all considered acceptable.

The process of authorising the use of a new machine is not possible during a practice session or after the pit lane closes for the sighting lap of a race.

The organisers reserve the right to inspect any working area or vehicle within the controlled areas of the pits and paddock.

Lucky James Haydon's packed it racing.