According to Superbike Planet, DMG is cutting the purse for American Superbike from a promised $125,000 per race to just $6,500. That means, where the top points finisher in the class should walk away with $15,000, now they'll receive only $3,500. More importantly, the purse is only spread down to third place ($1,000), cash prizes were supposed to be awarded down to 25th position, a much needed boon to privateer racers, helping offset the massive cost of going racing.  Daytona SportBike (the class that bizarrely mixes 600s with Buell 1125Rs, Ducati 848s and Aprilia RSV1000Rs) is similarly effected, but will still pay down to 20th position. All this means that the purse for AMA Superbike racing is at its lowest point ever. Does AMA Superbike racing really have a future without privateers?

Superbike Planet

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