AMA Announces 2023 Provisional Technical Regulations for MotoAmerica Championship Slight changes to the rules package for MotoAmerica Racing’s 2023 season
IRVINE, Calif. (October 13, 2022) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, has announced that the AMA has released the 2023 Provisional Technical Rules with minor changes to the MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike ruleset that will be in effect until the 2025 season.
The biggest change to the rules package for MotoAmerica’s premier class is in the drivetrains. From the 2023 season, only one set of gearbox ratios will be allowed for the whole season. The ratios can be chosen by the team/individual, but this ratio must remain in place for the entire season. The ratios chosen by the team for the season are separate for each entry but must be decided before the start of the season (this includes single event entries and wildcards).
Another big change is the allowance of an “external neutral selector mechanism” (or neutral lockout switch) which allows riders to manually clear their Superbikes from neutral in the transmission shift order, under World Cup rules. Superbike, thus eliminating the “false” neutrals that often cause accidents.
As with other classes, the main change is the allocation of a “pre-assembled main frame and spare frame” for all classes from 2023. The rule, which is already in place for Superbike, allows teams/riders to use a spare motorcycle once the original chassis has been deemed unusable by MotoAmerica’s Technical Director.
“For 2023, the changes, for the most part, have been minimal,” said Chuck Aksland, COO of MotoAmerica. “In Medallia Superbike, the decision was made to bring our machines even closer to World Superbike rules with the inclusion of FIM gearbox guidelines. saw five different builders claim victories in the 2022 season. With the cooperation of the two builders involved, we have been working hard to develop technical rules for the Mission King of the Baggers class which we hope will create a -more accessible and reliable form for them.Thanks to Tige Daane, Technical Director of MotoAmerica, and Bill Cumbow, AMA International Competition Director, for their work in finalizing these rules to take us into the next year.
The 2023 rules package is available for download at https://americanmotorcyclist.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2023-MotoAmerica-Provisional-Technical-Regulations-v10-10-2022-Final.pdf
About Moto America
MotoAmerica is North America’s premier on-road motorcycle racing series. Established in 2014, MotoAmerica hosts the AMA Superbike Championship as well as additional classes including Supersport, Stock 1000, Twins Cup, Junior Cup and King Of The Baggers. MotoAmerica is a subsidiary of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership including three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey; ex-Roberts rider and former manager Chuck Aksland; Terry Karges, Director of Motorsports Marketing; and businessman Richard Varner. For more information, visit www.MotoAmerica.com and follow MotoAmerica on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube.