Dorna announce new World Supersport 300 class for 2017 - Bikesport News

Dorna announce new World Supersport 300 class for 2017

World Superbike owners Dorna have announced a new 300cc feeder class for the series in order to encourage new talent into the sport.

This new production-based platform is designed to be the new beginner class for WSBK, providing higher categories with new talents and also for manufacturers to showcase their 300cc machinery. The minimum rider entry age is 15.

“The focus is to have an affordable Series for these young competitors,” said Javier Alonso, WorldSBK Executive Director. “There has been great interest for low-capacity motorcycles in this sport and the new WorldSSP 300 class strives to offer that.

“It will be promoted by Manufacturers as an easily accessible championship, the best possible platform to grow future stars where Manufacturers can accompany riders from an early age and as they progress through their career.”

The class will be based around the machines sold in Europe as A2 class machines and excluding the A1 class machines. The Superbike Commission has the right to decide which machines will eligible in the class. For 2017 the following will be legal (this list can be amended at any time by the Superbike Commission):

Honda CBR500R
Kawasaki Ninja 300 (EX300ADF)
Yamaha YZF-R3
KTM RC390

Click below to download the provisional rules

WorldSSP_300_provisional_technical_rule.pdf
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