1990 FIM Superbike European Championship

Technical regulations

1990 FIM International Superbike Regulations
Summary

Motorcycles for Superbike correspond to motorcycles of current production, available to the public, which have been manufactured and sold for everyday road use. Motorcycles must be approved and homologated by the FIM for competition in FIM Superbike events. Manufacturers are required to produce a minimum number of a specific motorcycle in order for it to be homologated; a factory that produces more than 100,000 units per year must produce 1,000 for homologation, a factory producing at least 50,000 units per year must produce 500, and all other factories must produce 200. Only modifications specified within the approved homologation documents for each model are permitted. Number plate colours are white background with black numbers (RAL colour table values: 9005 black and 9010 white).

Engine capacities

400-750cc, four-stroke, 3 or 4-cylinder, minimum dry weight 165kg;
550-1000cc, four-stroke, 2-cylinder, minimum dry weight 140kg.

Homologated machines

Bimota YB4EI; Ducati 750 Sport; Ducati 851; Honda RC30; Honda VFR750F; Kawasaki GPX750; Kawasaki ZXR750; Kawasaki ZZR600; Norton F1; Suzuki GSX-R750; Yamaha FZ750; Yamaha FZR600; Yamaha OW01.

Championship rules

Qualifying format

2 official qualifying sessions, each rider's fastest lap time from either session is taken as their qualification time. Riders may be split into two groups (A and B) for practice and qualifying sessions. The maximum lap time required to qualify will be equal to 110% of the fastest time overall or in each group. All riders must complete a minimum of 3 timed laps in official qualifying sessions. If riders are split into groups grid positions will be allocated to the fastest riders from each of the two groups, arranged in alternate order.

Race format

1 race of approximately 100km distance at each round. The starting grid will be based on official qualification times.

Points system

Riders Championship: 1st: 20; 2nd: 17; 3rd: 15; 4th: 13; 5th: 11; 6th: 10; 7th: 9; 8th: 8; 9th: 7; 10th: 6; 11th: 5; 12th: 4; 13th: 3; 14th: 2; 15th: 1.