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Soup :: MotoAmerica Announces 2015 Classes :: 10-03-2014

MotoAmerica has announced the primary racing class structure for the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship season.

The premier class for the MotoAmerica Championship will be the Superbike class. The Superbike class will feature a rules package based on a combination of current AMA Superbike chassis and 2015 World Superbike Championship engine specifications. Racing alongside the Superbikes (but scored separately) will be the Superstock 1000 class. The Superstock 1000 class will be closely aligned to FIM Superstock 1000 rules, run on slick tires, and help to provide an action-packed race for MotoAmerica fans.

Middleweight road racing is one of the most exciting classes of racing worldwide. The primary MotoAmerica middleweight road racing class will be the Supersport class (formerly AMA Daytona Sportbike). The MotoAmerica Supersport rules have been designed to utilize 2014 AMA chassis rules, run on slick tires, and have engine rules aimed at moving toward FIM World Supersport Championship specifications. In addition to the Supersport class, MotoAmerica will also rename the current AMA Pro SuperSport class to be Superstock 600. The Superstock 600 class rules will be based on 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport rules and be closely aligned with FIM Superstock 600 regulations.

MotoAmerica is also currently in discussions for two additional racing classes in the MotoAmerica Championship and will be announcing that information as it becomes available. The MotoAmerica full technical rules will be released shortly.

"The 2015 MotoAmerica racing classes were designed to be more performance oriented and in line with FIM international road racing classes," MotoAmerica partner Chuck Aksland said. "These new racing classes were created in collaboration with the AMA, FIM, and with input from key industry teams and partners. We are excited and looking forward to the 2015 MotoAmerica Motorcycle Road Racing Championship season."

The 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship

Superbike*

Chassis rules as AMA 2014


Engine specs in line with the 2015 World Superbike Championship (gearbox as AMA 2014)

Electronics as 2015 World Superbike Championship with a one-year option to run to AMA 2014 specs

Use of two bikes will be allowed during each event

Superstock 1000*

Engine and chassis to be aligned with FIM Superstock 1000

Brake system may be changed
Superstock 1000 to run on slick tires
Use of two bikes will be allowed during each event
n.b. Superbike and Superstock will run together but will be scored separately
Supersport* (formerly Daytona Sportbike)

Chassis rules as AMA 2014

Engine rules moved toward FIM World Supersport Championship specification
Electronics as AMA 2014
Supersport will be run on slick tires
Use of one bike allowed during each event. Second bike may be built but not used until cleared by Technical Director
Based on 600 class machines, including 675 triples
Superstock 600* (formerly AMA Pro SuperSport)

Similar rules to 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport rules and aligned with FIM Superstock 600.

Moto 2 will not be included in 2015 but will be re-evaluated for the 2016 season.

MotoAmerica are currently in discussions to run two additional classes in the series.
 

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I love it. WSBK rules is just what it needs as a feeder series.

They also have a stipulation at the bottom. "Possibly 2 more classes". I hope they add a 250.
 

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Harley is almost a lock as one. KTM390 is being considered as well as something similar to Moto3.
 

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I don't really care about Daytona being a part of the AMA, it's such a different animal that it didn't really fit with the rest of the championship.

I'd like to see Daytona become like an all star race. Get the top MotoGP and WSBK riders. Doesn't count towards any championship or anything, just for bragging rights.
 
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The 200 is dead without AMA. The days of riders entering a race that's not on their series' schedule are over, at least as far as professional racing is concerned. GP/WSB/BSB and likely AMA teams will not want their contracted riders to participate in an event outside of their series which may jeopardize that which they are under contract for. I'd bet their sponsors would feel the same way.

I realize Marquez raced in a dirt track event last off-season. Not sure what kind of agreement he has with Honda/Repsol about that, I'm sure it was with their blessing.
 

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The other thing to consider is that there are very few teams (even fewer individuals) who can afford to build a one-off racebike for the 200 any more. Besides the money needed for the quick-change setups for the wheels, you have a special tank with a fast-break fuel filler. The engine build is very different for that race than any other race of the year also.

Then you have the expense of staying in Daytona during Bikeweek. I understand this runs in the thousands for even a small team.
 

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meh....underwhelmed so far.

we need a CEV style feeder class. It's a must. SSTK and SBK should meet in the middle....closer to SSTK a la BSB. Then just a supersport class in the same direction. A mix between SS and DSB. Current DSB hero's need to move up to the premier class.

a supersport class is very important for privateers and the high talent kids making the transition from moto3 style machines. The CEV type class is primarily for grooming kids.

and most importantly, not another spec dunlop series.
 
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