European Superstock 1000 Championship

European Superstock 1000 Championship
Sport Motorcycle sport
Founded 1999
Ceased 2018
Last
champion(s)
Markus Reiterberger (rider)
BMW (manufacturer)

The European Superstock 1000 Championship, formerly FIM Superstock 1000 Cup or Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, was a supporting class to the Superbike World Championship.

Overview

The series was introduced in 1999 as a European championship[1] and in October 2004 became the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup.[2] It was classified as a FIM Prize.[3] For 2017, the FIM CEV European Superbike Championship was discontinued and the FIM Cup was renamed European Superstock 1000 Championship, with its status changed back to European championship.[4][5] The series was closed at the end of the 2018 season.[6]

The championship was organized and promoted as its parent series by FGSport (renamed Infront Motor Sports in 2008)[7] until 2012, and by Dorna since 2013 season to its closure.[8]

Regulations

Technical regulations

Much the same as the Superbike World Championship but all the bikes were much closer stock to spec and there was an age restriction on riders. FIM Superstock 1000 motorcycles were allowed modifications more aimed at safety and crash survivability/repairability than outright performance such as fiberglass silhouette bodywork with fluid retention capabilities and improved hand and foot controls. FIM Superstock 1000 motorcycles were allowed performance modifications such as brake pads and discs, chaindrive systems, exhaust systems, fork internals and rear shock absorbers.

Sporting regulations

At his inception, the series was restricted to riders aged from 16 to 24;[1] the upper limit was raised to 26 in 2011,[9] and to 28 in 2015.[10]

The points system was the same for the riders' championship and the manufacturers' championship, but only the highest-finishing motorcycle by a particular manufacturer was awarded the points for the latter championship.

Points scoring system
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Champions

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "SuperStock â€“ Preview". superbike.it. SBK Superbike International. Archived from the original on 8 May 1999. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ "FIM Centenary Congress – Paris 2004". fim-live.com. FIM. 23 October 2004. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Statutes and by-laws Financial regulations Sporting code Disciplinary and arbitration code 2015". fim-live.com. FIM. 7 February 2015. p. 131. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  4. ^ "FIM, FIM Europe and Dorna Announce Restructured European Championships". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ "FIM Superbike Commission to bring updates to The Superbike World Championship for 2017". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "European Superstock 1000 Championship no longer to continue into 2019". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Infront rebrands leading promoter in motor sport, FGSport, as Infront Motor Sports". infrontsports.com. Infront Sports & Media. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  8. ^ Sam Tremayne (2 October 2012). "Dorna to organise both World Superbikes and MotoGP from 2013". autosport.com. Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  9. ^ "STK 1000 FIM Cup entry plays numbers game". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Decision of the Superbike Commission". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Stock 1000 Champions â€“ Riders". oldsbk.perugiatiming.com. Superbike World Championship. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Stock 1000 Champions â€“ Manufacturers". oldsbk.perugiatiming.com. Superbike World Championship. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.

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