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Race Classes 2017

In the Western Cape, we currently run formats that will suit riders of all abilities. The current race classes are listed below, but it is important to know which classes race together, so read carefully:

2017 Race Classes

·Superbikes:

This is a Regional class, and these guys are seriously fast and competitive, and a number of national riders take part in our Regional Championship. The Superbike class consists of 3 sub classes

  • Class A: 1min 14.999 seconds and faster
  • Class B: 1min 15.000 seconds to 1min 19.999 seconds
  • Class X: Riders ineligible for Championship points
  • (Black number on white background)

These classes are currently time based classes, meaning that a rider’s best lap time determines which class he/she participates in. This format allows Superbike riders of different abilities to compete in the same race.

·600cc Supersport:

This is a Regional class for 600cc bikes, but these bikes are all national spec machines. They are limited to modifications stipulated in the national rules.

(Black number on white background)

·Powersport:

This is a Club class and is divided into 3 sub classes

  • Class A: Twin cylinder, four stroke 650cc road based production motorcycles. (Suzuki SV, Kawasaki ER6, Hyosung GT)
  • Class B: Kawasaki Ninja 300 (EX300ADF) Yamaha YZF-R3 KTM RC390
  • Class X: Existing 650’s that do not conform to the 2017 rules will be able to race in Class X for one race day before converting the bikes to the 2017 rules. This class will also be available to Honda CBR500 motorcycles in order to determine which class will be most suitable for these bikes. Please note that this is a non points scoring class.
  • PSP A : (Black number on yellow background)
  • PSP B : (Black number on white background)

This format represents a cost effective way of racing

·Classic Superbikes:

This is a Club class for older model bikes, and although the rules make provision for 3 sub classes

  • Classic Bikes
  • Vintage Superbikes
  • New Era bikes
  • (Black number on white background)

All 3 of these sub classes have combined to form the Classic Superbike class. This means that the results are NOT split into the 3 sub classes.

·Clubman’s Motorcycles:

This is a Club class and is an entry level class for riders on newer bikes, that are not Powersport or Classic Superbike machines, and who do not lap quick enough to allow them to participate in the Superbike classes. This is effectively a feeder class for riders wishing to upgrade to the Superbike classes at a later stage, once their lap times are quick enough. This class runs in the same race as Powersport and Classic Superbikes.

  • Clubmans A: 1 min 19.000 seconds to 1 min 21.999 seconds
  • Clubmans B: 1 min 22.000 seconds and slower
  • Class X       : Riders ineligible for Championship points
  • (Black number on white background)

Rules for these classes available here

 


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