The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship has announced the rules for this season’s new CBR250 series, as well as dates for two training schools.
The CBR250R Challenge will be a spec series, very similar to the CBR125R Challenge that Honda ran 2008-2011; racers won’t be able to modify their machines much, and are restricted to only one change for their Pirelli Diablo Rosso II series-spec tires during every three-day CSBK weekend event.
Racers have to be at least 15 years old, unless they’ve competed in three CBR125R events, and can’t be older than 25 when the season starts. Pro level racers aren’t allowed to race the CBR250 series. Competitors who finish in the top three in the points standings at the season’s end won’t be eligible to compete next season.
Just like the old CBR125 series, the CBR250R Challenge will feature a double-header every race weekend, with races Saturday and Sunday for points.
In May, there will be two training track days for the series; riders can attend the school session on May 25 at Autodrome St. Eustache in Quebec, or on May 28 at Mosport’s Rider Development Track in Ontario.
There was some speculation that last year’s CBR125 champion, Stacey Nesbitt, wouldn’t return this year, but it seems that she is coming back to race again, as plateholder #1 in the CBR250 series.
Think you’d like to race in this new series? You can check out more details here.