I was going to say the same thing!The problem is that this year, Daytona is just a club race. The tires won't be as taxed as a full factory supported Superbike race would. Spec tires are still a reality in any serious racing series.
Ah conspiracy theories,...I haven't raced since 2000. When Michelin was able to build special, one-off tires on Saturday night and have them at the track--for the select few--on Sunday, there was an unfair advantage, as well as a HUGE cost to both Michelin and to the teams.
With the need to try and control costs on all fronts, spec tires had to happen. In the interest of cost as well as a more level playing field. Same thing as creating the Factory/Open class for the Ducatis, really.
The only thing I wonder is whether the tires that are being used are really the best the manufacturers can make? Or are they the best that they and Dorna agree to make?
The press release had a very important rule change......Don't get me wrong, either...it was awesomely cool that they had the capability of building a race allotment of tires overnight! Amazing, in fact! And it's easier to believe that it had more direct results on the tires you and I use(d) than the current arrangement does. Hell, I ran Metzelers, because they paid back to 10th place. I could make the top ten pretty consistently. Top 3, not so much. Since the Pirelli/Metzeler merger, who runs Metzeler any more?
And now to "tooned" .... ASRA/CCS/AHRMA has been running a Daytona race for years and years. Even endurance races during the Race of Champions Event. Thus, lots of Professional Experience racing motorcycles @ Daytona... Some of the guys have been racing longer than you have been alive. It is hardly a "one off race".I was going to say the same thing!
I highly doubt any top team would change tire vendors for a one-off "club" race.
Parada lapping at up to 190 mph!What... WHOA!!! Not just a bunch of "Parade Lappers"?????
For professional racers, they will not be receiving any points in the Moto America series for the Daytona race. So for them, unless they plan on racing an entire club racing season with one of the sanctioning bodies, it will be a one-off race.It is hardly a "one off race".
This is your original post, "tooned",For professional racers, they will not be receiving any points in the Moto America series for the Daytona race. So for them, unless they plan on racing an entire club racing season with one of the sanctioning bodies, it will be a one-off race.
Furthermore, here on the west coast, we have our own series, which are not connected to the national series. As a consequence, anyone who races locally, is going there as a one-off event no matter what.
DMG owned the AMA Pro racing series. Just incase you didn't know, DMG is based in Florida. No shit the racing is on the east coast! :jerkoff:
The way I see it… Moto America not participating in the Daytona 200 is further proof of the new series not wanting to be even remotely associated with the Daytona Motor Group and Jim France.
Your "excitement" about Michelin tires AND club racing is pretty pathetic. Using every excuse possible to promote something that none of the pro's are going to use. Who gives a shit what a bunch of clubbers use. They'll take anything they can get cheap and has decent contingency.
Well as it turns out some people do believe it or not, especially those who actively participate in this sport at club level, who do it for fun because they know they're not going to be the next Rossi or Marquez. Why do you always have to shit on everything someone says and gets excited about?? Bob simply posted this to inform others about it. Yes, you're correct that Hayes, Hayden, Beaubiere, and all the other AMA guys aren't going to be affected by this, but he didn't send them an email about it, or posted on their twitter accounts, did he? No...he posted it here to inform others on here who might care and might also get excited about this. If you're not one of them that's perfectly fine, move on to another thread without posting bullshit on here and shit on yet another one of Bob's threads!Who gives a shit what a bunch of clubbers use. They'll take anything they can get cheap and has decent contingency.