1990 Campionato Italiano Superbike

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 on the day prior to racing, each rider's fastest lap time from either session is taken as their qualification time.

Race format

2 races of approximately 80-90km distance, considered as separate races for the purpose of awarding points and prizes. Riders who fail to finish the first race may start the second race. The starting grid for both races will be based on official qualification times. If a result is declared for a race which has completed less than 75% of its scheduled distance, half-points will be awarded.

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.
Only the 10 best scores (from 12 races) for each rider count towards their total.
Only riders in possession of a competition licence from the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana, and whose motorcycles are homologated for FIM Superbike competition, are eligible for points. Manufacturers Championship: Points awarded to the highest placed finisher for each manufacturer, according to the same system as the Riders Championship. All scores count towards each manufacturer's total.