There will be major changes to the rules of the World Supersport Championship that will significantly change and improve the category, as the world of supersport has changed significantly and is not limited to the 600cc 4-cylinder in-line units, which are hardly sold in Europe anymore. In the current format, the championship did not make sense for either spectators or producers.
Fortunately, the void is easy to fill. European two- and three-cylinder cars will become legal to compete in the championship. We’re talking 900 and 800 cc cars like the KTM 890 Duke R or Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 / Triumph Street Triple 765 RS. Even the Ducati Panigale V2 is rumored to receive homologation, albeit with some limitations given the large volume. I would also like to see the MV Agusta F3 800 on the starting grid of the WSS.
Whether the Japanese 600cc sportbikes will remain in the championship remains an open question. The ultimate goal of the organizers is to maximize diversity and increase public interest in the sport.
This issue has been in the air for several years, and it was actively discussed on the sidelines of FIM. At the moment, the new rules are at the stage of formation, while the changes are already irreversible.