Following news of a single superbike championship class in 2014, Motorcycling Australia (MA) will release the supplementary regulations to be available at the World Superbike Championship round at Phillip Island next week.
Motorcycling Australia President, Stephen Foody said he still expects the championship will produce the finest road racing in Australia and on behalf of MA apologised for the late announcement of the championship.
“Positive changes in 2014 include the appointment of Peter Doyle by Motorcycling Australia who will become the championship’s dedicated Technical Officer guaranteeing fairness of competition across the championship.
“Peter will also work alongside technical staff and commissions across all disciplines, improving relations with riders and manufacturers and being on the ground to help facilitate discussions about the future – an important factor for all competitors.
“We could not have hoped for a better person to fill this role considering his vast experience as a rider, team member and manager at Grand Prix, World Superbike and AMA Superbike championship level.” Foody said.
Peter Doyle: “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Motorcycling Australia and the competitors they represent, and I hope that my experience in motorcycle racing can be of benefit to the sport in the future. After spending many years as a competitor, and working in the technical and management side of racing I look forward to being involved in racing from a different perspective. “
Other changes to the Australian Superbike championship included the reduced calendar incorporating three rounds and MA taking responsibility for paying any prize monies to competitors on behalf of IEG.
The first round of the 2014 Australian Superbike Championship is set to take place in Queensland in a little under two months, followed by a televised round with the V8 Supercars in Darwin and finishing at Australia’s home of racing, Phillip Island in July.
Supplementary Regulations can be downloaded from the Motorcycling Australia website from Wednesday 19 February 2014.