Standard Moto3 bikes will continue to run in Motostar class for 2017

2016 standard Motostar class champion, Dan Jones
2016 standard Motostar class champion, Dan Jones Picture: Double Red

The standard Honda Moto3 bikes will continue to run within the HEL Performance British Motostar Championship class for 2017 in the British Superbike series, following a successful 2016 season, using the Honda NSF250R machines.

The Motostar standard class winner this year, Dan Jones is one of three standard class rider’s who are taking part in the Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event.

It is £3,000 for one year’s Motostar entry, and the bikes are £12,500 including VAT and delivered to the UK. A deposit of £7,500 is required by 17th November. All riders need to have a BSB national, and have to be ages thirteen and over to take part in the series.

“Honda are continuing to support us so we can get more bikes from Japan. Because of the exchange rate changes it means the price has gone up a bit and the bikes are now £12,500 including
VAT and delivered to the UK. Entry is £3,000 which is the same as last year, and if you order the bikes we bring them here by sea we need a deposits of £7,500 by 17th November,” said Neil Spalding, speaking to Bikesportnews.com.

“It has been really successful this year and we would like twenty bikes on the grid. To do that, if you already own an NSF250 and your bike can pass a pretty stiff production scrutineering you can use it in the series. BSB have agreed to spilt the grid in half if we have a grid of 40. At least 20 can be the standard Motostar class, but we need a full grid, and at the moment that is not the case.

“We also have a few guys in the paddock who run small businesses providing bikes for people to ride. If you don’t want to buy a bike there are guys here who will lease you one. And there are other guys who run businesses, where you buy the bike and they will bring the bike to the circuit for you - so there are diffident ways to do it.

“In terms of age limits it remains the same as before. The riders have got to have a BSB national. Which means they have got to be aged thirteen years or above. There is no upper limit it is not just for the youth.”

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