In the recently completed debut season of the series, Superbike and Superstock 1000 riders were issued championship points based on their finishing position in their respective class. For 2016, however, Superbike and Superstock 1000 riders will be awarded championship points based solely on their overall finish - irrespective of class. In other words, if the top Superstock 1000 rider finishes fifth overall, he/she will be awarded fifth-place points. If the second-placed Superstock 1000 rider finishes 12th overall, he/she will be awarded 12th-place points, etc. The same system will also be used in awarding Superbike class points.