European Superstock 1000 Championship no longer to continue into 2019
FIM Europe and Dorna WSBK Organization have announced that as of 2019 the European Superstock 1000 Championship will no longer be part of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
After 19 seasons of successful racing in around Europe, with 17 different champions and six different manufacturers taking titles in the class, the decision to not continue the series has been made following the evolution of technical regulations in WorldSBK over recent years.
Many Aussie riders have raced in the series over the years but the most successful of them was Brendan Roberts who won the championship for Ducati in 2008.
Looking ahead to the future, the removal of the STK1000 category from the WorldSBK paddock will bring more value to national STK championships around Europe.
Daniel Carrera, WorldSBK Executive Director
“We want to thank all our teams and riders for their commitment and effort throughout the seasons. STK1000 has provided some sensational racing action over the years, but now are looking ahead to the future of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. We now want to focus on the promotion and expansion of our three main categories”.