This is bogus. Racing is about competition. Let the race teams decide what tire they need to use.
If you think that this will even out the competiion, due to everyone getting equall tires yuors deluded. Pirelli is still going to do what all the tire manufacturers do, give there best tires to the best teams. Everyone else will still get the B tires.
If the goal is to eliminate the two (or three) tiered system from the tire manufacturers, have all the tires supplied for a weekend placed in the control of WSB in a trailer, and as teams need tires they can get random tires picked from the pile supplied.
But then the same could be done with the bikes also.
Good idea, guys. They just eliminated virtually all wild card entries in Britain, Japan, and the U.S. There is no way Dunlop or Michelin are going to let their sponsored AMA/BSB/Japanese series riders compete in WSB using a competitor's tires. This will seriously hurt the series in each of those countries, since (especially at Laguna) that is one of the main reasons to go there- to watch our boys go up against the World Superbike riders. Now that can't happen.
D as in Ducatis. I can't see how this is good from a financial point of view. If you want no diversity and close races which fans will like. Unfortunately fan attendance doesn't really pay for things. Advertising and Sponsors do. Seems like WSB just eliminated at least 2 big sponsors. What about racers with contracts with Dunlop and Michelin?
Last weekend kindof showed the future. AMA to benefit
First WSB race, a Bristish Superbike rider beats them all. He wasn't really challenged at all by the WSB regulars. Second race 2 BSB guys beat the regulars. Stick a fork in WSB.
Actually this can make AMA better. Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki will concentrate on AMA, MotoGP and other national championships (Japan, British etc). More resources better competition. Bring on AMA Superbike for 2004.