Sports WSBK 2022: These rules change in the Superbike World Cup
World Cup qualifier playoffs draw: Final Qatar 2022 spots around world & Europe
The European playoffs and the intercontinental playoff matchups are set: One of Portugal or Italy is sure to miss out on Qatar 2022.FIFA held the draw at its Zurich headquarters to determine the matchups that will assign the final three World Cup berths in Europe, as well as the two intercontinental playoff berths (details below). What's certain is that one of Italy or Portugal will definitely miss out on Qatar 2022.
last weekend, the Superbike World Cup Season 2021 ended in Mandalika (Indonesia). The exciting races and the hard fight for the title confirmed that a balanced competition is given. In the past season, four of the five manufacturers were able to win races. Therefore, the changes to the regulations for the 2022 season limit to details.
New age limit: as the Motorcycle World Association FIM already announced, the age limits are also adapted to the World Cup classes. This concerns the SuperSport World Cup classes in the WSBK paddock. In the coming season, a driver must be at least 16 years old if he wants to participate in the race of the 300s class. In the Supersport World Cup, the limit is raised from 16 to 18 years.
MotoGP 2022: Overview Drivers, Teams and Driver Change
The MotoGP Season 2021 is over. The 2022 season starts traditionally with the Grand Prix of Qatar on March 6th. With 21 races in the MotoGP calendar 2022 , the new season of the royal class of the motorcycle World Cup will be as extensive as never a previously. And it will be the first season of the royal class since the 500s season 1999, which goes over the stage without Valentino Rossi in the starter field.
New Qualification Default: For participation in a race, the drivers must overcome a certain hurdle. In the past, this was 107 percent of the fastest lap. For 2022, the hurdle is reduced to 105 percent. At a best time of 1:40 minutes, a driver should therefore not be more slower more than five seconds if he wants to participate in the race.
Airbag is required: so far it was a recommendation to use a leather coil with airbag. From the coming season, airbag systems will be required in all classes. In addition, helmets must be delivered after a fall for further analyzes.
New Transponder: In the two SUPERSPORT classes, the drivers receive new transponders that can be used to transfer important information to the displays of the motorcycles.
Less tires for the WSBK: The pilots of the Superbike World Cup must have better households. Pirelli provides only 21 instead of 24 tires per weekend.
New displacement limit in the Supersport World Cup: The Supersport World Cup receives a new format that also allows motorbikes with more displacement to participate.
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