1993 FIM Victors Superbike World Championship

Technical regulations

1993 FIM International Superbike Regulations

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

401-750cc, four-stroke, 3 or 4-cylinder, minimum dry weight 165kg;
551-1000cc, four-stroke, 2-cylinder, minimum dry weight 145kg.

Homologated machines

Bimota Tesi 1D; Bimota YB4EI; Ducati 750 SS; Ducati 851; Ducati 888; Honda CBR600F; Honda RC30; Honda VFR750F; Kawasaki ZXR750; Kawasaki ZZR600; Norton F1; Suzuki GSX-R750; Suzuki RF600; Yamaha FZ750; Yamaha FZR600; Yamaha OW01; Yamaha YZF750.

Championship rules

Rider eligibility

Only riders in possession of an international competition licence and named on the grading list of the issuing federation are eligible to compete.

Qualifying format

2 official qualifying sessions, each rider's fastest lap time from either session is taken as their qualification time. The maximum lap time required to qualify will be equal to 110% of the fastest time. All riders must complete a minimum of 3 timed laps in official qualifying sessions. Grid positions will be allocated to only the maximum number of riders allowed to start at each circuit. Riders who do not receive a grid space but have set a qualifying time will be added to a reserve list and may replace riders who withdraw from the event.

Race format

2 races of approximately 100km 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.
Manufacturers Championship: Points awarded to the highest placed finisher for each manufacturer, according to the same system as the Riders Championship.

Prize fund

Payable in Swiss Francs. 1st: 6,000; 2nd: 5,000; 3rd: 3,500; 4th: 3,000; 5th: 2,500; 6th: 2,000; 7th: 1,800; 8th: 1,600; 9th: 1,400; 10th: 1,200; 11th-15th: 1,100; 16th-20th: 1,000; 21st-25th: 800; 26th-30th: 700; 31st-36th: 600.