Plater to oversee Supercross-style BMW F900R Cup support series| BSB staff | BSB Support
Legendary British Superbike and TT star Steve Plater has been appointed series manager of the new BMW F900R Cup BSB support class.
With a wealth of experience Plater will take on a range of responsibilities, from advising on technical enquiries to being a primary point of contact for riders and liaison with the Race Direction.
Plater has also been a key figure in developing the BMW Motorrad race motorcycle that will be used by all participants, riding close to 2,000 track miles on the F900R Cup development bike.
“I’m really looking forward to the start of this brand-new championship. The F900R Cup provides the opportunity for young riders to compete within the British Superbike series and showcase their talents to the world. As the race bikes are identical, there is sure be some spectacularly close racing,” said Plater.
Entries are now open for riders who had registered initial interest in the series, with 72 places up for grabs in two grids filled in a US Supercross-style format.
The top 16 in the opening two Heat races of each round will directly qualify for the Main Event final, while riders finishing from position 17 onwards in each race will head into a “Last Chance Qualifier” race.
The top four finishers from the LCQ race will then make the main, point scoring final. Riders who wish to participate in the series must hold a minimum ACU Clubman-grade licence.