Endurance motorcycle roadracing in the U.S. is changing: after months of discussion and input from riders, WERA Motorcycle Roadracing has announced that its Bridgestone/WERA National Endurance Series is being restructured into three classes.
WERA’s move to a superbike-only structure for endurance racing could result in more parts sales for dealers. Teams who have long competed in stock classes will now be able utilize more aftermarket parts to boost performance, reliability and competitiveness.
After years of running a five-class format, including stock and superbike divisions, the new superbike-spec classes are Heavyweight, Mediumweight and Lightweight. The rules are based on WERA Superbike guidelines as well as FIM Formula Endurance World Championship rules. Teams who only wish to compete in one round can forego points and run for contingency only.
Meanwhile, DMG has opted to eliminate their endurance series, AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT, after three years of competition. Moto-GT and the WERA National Endurance Series were the only national-level endurance racing series in the United States.