Regulation changes from the SBK Commission held at Barcelona-Catalunya
The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Paul Duparc (FIM), Rezsö Bulcsu (FIM CCR Director) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), in the presence of Messrs Franck Vayssié, Gregorio Lavilla (WorldSBK Sporting Director) and Daniel Carrera (WorldSBK Executive Director), in a meeting held at Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP) on 15 June, made a few changes to the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike & FIM Supersport World Championship Regulations.
The goal was to clarify the Rules, as deemed necessary.
Minor modifications to the start procedure were approved to clarify the situation when, after the warm up lap, a rider stalls his engine on the grid or has other difficulties. The rider must remain on the motorcycle and raise an arm.
Attempting to restart the motorcycle on the grid is not permitted. Under the supervision or assistance of a marshal, the rider will exit the grid to the pit lane where his mechanics may provide assistance. This clarification of the Start procedure is applicable immediately.
The Superbike Commission decided to allow all teams competing in the 2018 FIM Supersport World Championship to use the MKE7 ECU as from the Portimao race.
As from the season 2019, the use of this MKE7 ECU will become unique (and Standard) and a rpm limitation common to all manufacturers will be applied.