You knew there were changes coming to World Superbike racing when Dorna took control. Now, there’s rumblings that the new management may set a price cap on the series.
Asphalt and Rubber is reporting a rumour they picked up from a German mag, saying Dorna wants to limit WSBK teams to spending 250,000 Euros per rider. That would mean some serious changes for the series – previous management wanted to compete with MotoGP, so they were allowing teams to run trick, hi-tech machinery that was very different from the production bikes the series was supposedly based on. Dorna wants MotoGP to stand on its own, so they want to put a greater gap between the series.
Should this price cap come into place, we’ll likely see the series move closer to its production roots, looking more like a superstock series. But wait, don’t they already have a superstock series? Not anymore.
There’s no doubt that WSBK is going to look a lot different as Dorna starts to make changes. Hopefully, it’s going to be bigger and better.