British Supersport to allow 765cc triples and 955cc twins in 2021

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BENNETTS British Superbike championship bosses are set to shake up the Supersport field next season as they pilot brand new machine regs.

In a collaboration with Dorna and the FIM, motorcycle racing’s global governing body, the move looks set to pave the way for big changes in the world championship ranks with a fresh crop of bikes poised to hit the grid.

In recent years, the Supersport class has been bound by regulations which include 600cc 4 cylinder, 675cc 3 cylinder and 750cc twin cylinder machines, but with the changes in global market conditions and a varying demand, an increasing number of bikes have been built outside but around these parameters.

MSVR, organiser of the Quattro Group British Supersport Championship, will pilot the evolution of the class in 2021 with the introduction of a Triumph 765 three cylinder machine, and later in the season a Ducati 955 twin cylinder machine. Its aim is to evaluate whether these new technical regs could be the platform for Dorna’s 2022 FIM Supersport World Championship.

Ducati Cup challengers, currently running the 955cc Panigale V2, could be eligible to jump straight into British Supersport next season…

“The Supersport class is tremendously important to the international and domestic racing structures,” said BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs.

“Previously multiple manufacturers and machine configurations have competitively raced together, but this has diminished given the changes in the market. To reset and redefine the category will provide a great stimulus and great future for the intermediate production derived class.

The new rule changes in British Supersport could shape the 2022 World Supersport grid…

“I am very pleased and excited to be co-operating and working closely with our friends at the FIM and DWO on this project.”

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