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British Superbike bosses have confirmed this morning that new technical regulations for next season will bring the series back into line with World Superbike rules.
Currently, superbikes in this country run different engine specifications to almost every other domestic series in the world and owners MSVR want teams here to be able to compete at world level.
BSB series director Stuart Higgs said: "After receiving representation from the manufacturers and teams, and considering the likely retention by WSB of their technical current rules for at least the next three years, we are moved to look at recommending BSB sits on this platform too.
"The change in engine regulations this year, brought about in the first instance in 2006 by all parties (MCRCB, teams and manufacturers) looking to control costs and performance. With the experiences obtained this year it hasn’t particularly achieved that and in some cases, has proven to be more expensive as standard components while cheaper are now being refreshed at a frequency much more than originally anticipated by the teams.
"It's also fair to say that it is the single-make tyre rule that has probably contributed most to increased competitiveness. Another key benefit of course is that we can inherit equalisation and homologation regulations, both points of contention.

“Being in-line with World Superbikes offers greater economies of scale for BSB teams to consider wildcard WSB entries and also those who also compete in events such as the NW200.”
Such a change of regulations will require the approval of BSB’s governing body, the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board (MCRCB). Series promoters and organisers MSVR are likely to present their recommendations to the MCRCB in the coming weeks.

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