SBK looks to the future: FIM Supersport 300 to launch in 2017

OFFICIAL - Next year will see the launch of the new category for developing new talents from 15 years upwards


The Superbike looks to the future, with the aim of developing the champions of tomorrow. After many rumours, now comes the official confirmation: 2017 will mark the launch of the new FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. This new class has been created to encourage youngsters in the WorldSBK Championship, with the class feeding into the higher categories. It will be the perfect window for manufacturers to show off the new range of small engines, represented by the 300, that are arriving on the market. The goal is to develop talent from around the world, with a minimum age of 15.

“This new platform will be the perfect environment for developing future talent - said Vito Ippolito - The intention of WorldSSP 300 is to create a benchmark for National Championships to follow. We want to offer an environment that is regulated and relatively equal in which future talent can grow, and where manufacturers can accompany young riders as they take their first steps  towards stardom.”

“The focus is to have an affordable Series for these young competitors - added 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."


Translated by Heather Watson

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