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AMA Announces Proposed 2005 Superbike Rule Changes

By Sean Alexander, Jul. 25, 2004
It doesn't look like anything shocking is proposed. The only technical changes being a rule that requires safe helmet removal devices and a slight clarification of the tire rules for Superbike, Superstock and F-EX, that allows teams to run any tire that is approved by the tire manufacturers. I assume this includes both treaded and slick tires at the teams discretion. Another interesting tidbit is that they propose to allow Top 10 riders to run both Superbike and Superstock. If they do, it might lead to even better Superstock races and a deeper talent pool for Superbike. -Sean

*PRESS RELEASE* Proposed 2005 AMA Superbike Rule Changes Announced

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 25, 2004) ~ AMA Pro Racing has announced the proposed technical rule changes for the 2005 AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship. AMA Pro Racing licensed riders and credential holders may comment on proposed rule changes during a 30-day period beginning Monday, July 26 through Wednesday August 25. Comments can be made on AMA Pro Racings RIDERS ONLY website at www.amaproracing.com/ridersonly. At the conclusion of the 30-day period, AMA Pro Racing will review submissions prior to forwarding the package to the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors for ratification.

See the proposed technical rule changes for the 2005 season.

The 2005 AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship will include current support classes (Supersport, Formula Xtreme and Superstock) and discussions are ongoing to include a spec class at certain rounds.

Scott Hollingsworth, AMA Pro Racing CEO confirmed that 1000cc Superbikes will remain the premier class in the championship. The current technical rules and class structure that went into effect at the end of 2003 have increased parity, lowered equipment costs and produced some of the most competitive, hard fought racing in years, said Hollingsworth. We expect to see these technical rules continue through 2006 and believe this stability will result in continued growth in fan interest as well as greater manufacturer participation. Currently Ducati, Honda and Suzuki field factory-supported teams. Each manufacturer has earned at least one victory in the 2004 season. Expanding the appeal of AMA Superbike racing is one of the core initiatives of AMA Pro Racing, continued Hollingsworth. Many of our promotional partners report that AMA Superbike events represent the highest attended spectator event at their respective facilities. Were confident that our championship will continue to provide positive, long term value to our fans, sponsors, riders and teams.

For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.ussuperbike.com, the official website of the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship.

About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

AMA Pro Racing
13515 Yarmouth Drive
Pickerington OH 43147
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