Re: Re: World Superbike Sunday!
I had to edit your above post to reflect the truth:fact
Come on KneeDragger, that ain't even close to the truth...
In reality WSB was more diverse than AMA in 2003. A typical WSB race would have (non-local, multi-event entrant) Suzuki, Petronas, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, and Ducati entrants. A typical AMA Superbike event would have non-local Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, and (half season) Kawasaki entrants, plus a gaggle of local club racers who might be on Yamaha.
If we call WSB the Ducati Cup, we have to call AMA SBK the Suzuki Cup. If you look at the sheer number of qualifiers on Suzuki 1000 and 750 bikes, the AMA series is more homogenous than the WSB series.
The grid at Mid-Ohio:
44 total on the grid
33 Suzuki (75% of grid)
Grid at Brands Hatch:
30 total on the grid
19 Ducati (63.3% of grid)
Not only are there less (percentage) Ducatis on the WSB grid than there are Suzukis on the AMA grid, there were two more manufacturers represented across the pond! The lone Kaw that "would" have been on the track at mid-ohio would have been piloted by Eboz, who was of course injured.
Anyway, my point is that WSB is not as homogeneous as AMA.