1991 Deutsche Strassenmeisterschaft

Technical regulations

1991 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 1000 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 Tesi 1D; Bimota YB4EI; Ducati 750 Sport; Ducati 750 SS; Ducati 851; Honda CBR600F; Honda RC30; Honda VFR750F; Kawasaki GPX750; Kawasaki ZXR750; Kawasaki ZZR600; Norton F1; Suzuki GSX-R750; Yamaha FZ750; Yamaha FZR600; Yamaha OW01.

Championship rules

Rider eligibility

Only riders in possession of a National A licence issued by the Oberste Motorradsport-Kommission (OMK) or an FIM International Licence are eligible to compete.

Qualifying format

At least 2 official qualifying sessions of 40 minutes each or 3 sessions of 20 minutes each. Each rider's fastest lap time from any session is taken as their qualification time. Grid positions will be allocated to only the maximum number of riders allowed to start at each circuit.

Race format

2 races of at least 40km 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 race is stopped before 25% of its scheduled distance has been completed, it will be re-started over its full distance and the times from the first start will be discarded. If a race is stopped after 75% of its scheduled distance has been completed, it will not be re-started and a result will be declared. If a result is declared for a race which has completed less than 50% of the minimum 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 riders in possession of a National A licence from the Oberste Motorradsport-Kommission are eligible for points.