Within days of the new EVO rules for WSBK 2014 being announced, a number of existing teams in the paddock are already planning to make the step up to the Superbike class next year.
One of the teams with a firm plan and strategy in place is the Hungarian H-Moto team who currently run Alen Gyorfi in the FIM Stock 1000cc Cup and support Balazs Nemeth in World Supersport.
Full details of H-Moto’s plans will follow in due course but speaking yesterday, team owner Kristian Keleman had this to say:
Kristian Keleman – Team Manager H-Moto: “We have been waiting for the official news of the plans for WSBK for a number of weeks. The new rules excite us and we are pleased to announce our plan to run in the eni World Superbike EVO Championship in 2014. At this time we cannot confirm the bike or rider, these details are to be finalised over the coming weeks. In addition to the riding in Superbike, we aim to continue also in the Superstock support category and details of our plan here will be made public once we have further details about the 2014 championship classes from Dorna.”
It remains to be seen how many other existing Superstock teams will make the transition, but if the whisperings of the last couple of days are anything to go by, interest for the new look World Superbike championship is immense.