Your thoughts gentlemen?
Got this off Singaporebikes.com
THIS IS A LETTER WRITTEN BY ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS WHO LODGE A COMPLAINT TO S'PORE MOTOR SPORTS ASSC.
Re:Opposition to Verbal Regulations and Rider Ban by SIC for Pirelli Championships-Malaysian Superseries.
With reference to the above mentioned race series, we would like to highlight to you an experience that we have encountered last weekend at Sepang. The 1st matter is that of tire usage. It was not stated in the SR or ASR of any 1 tire policy for Races 1& 2 however the COC Jeff Amin insisted that it was said in the rider’s briefing. We do not agree to this as it is not in specified anywhere in the official regulations and many riders including us did not hear about the above mentioned “verbal” regulations. Most of us since were not aware of that and kept on using the tires which we used for free practice qualifying and Race 1.By Race 2 the tires have been worn out. This raises another concern like safety not only for the rider but others as well in the sense that the rider has a higher chance of crashing due to tires inability to perform and thus endangering other riders as well as increasing the chance of the track being viable to oil spillages .etc.
The 2nd issue is a verbal ban issued by Jeff Amin to our SMSA rider Matt Patterson based on his experience racing in the FIM Asian GP in 1995 which was 8 years ago! This is absolutely a non credible reason at all and not even stated in the SR which I attach with this letter. How is it possible for a rider to be banned when he is fast? Besides this there are a lot of other riders that are racing in the FIM Asian GP barely 2-3 years ago and now still racing in the series who are also competing in this such as Kenny Lee, Rod Scott and Ahmad Fuad Baharudin etc. This can be confirmed with Mr. Ron Hogg from Two Wheels Sdn Bhd the organizers for AARC. An excerpt from the Malaysian Superseries websites says in its aims for the series,
“Promote healthier values & professinalsm in motorsports.
Expand races regionally.
Establish an infrastructure for professional training and evolution programs to produce world class racers
Influnce changes in policies and regulations for motorsports advancement”
-History,Malaysian Superseries Website
This is absolute bullshit! Jeff Amin also requested that Matt ask everyone for their signature to say he is allowed to race is absolutely not right. I mean, if that was the way it worked in every level of racing, or sport then Valentino Rossi would be stopped from riding in MotoGP, Schumacher would have to stop F1 and Manchester United would have to stop playing football. All because they're better than the rest. What an invalid argument. Maybe they do not want the Championship to be anything other than a few Malaysians wobbling around. Strange. Imagine if they banned foreign riders from riding in the British Superbikes. It will go from being the best National Championship in the world, to just a local race with local guys. No TV, no exposure and no money. The organisers are wrong and their arguments are pathetic. Their made up on the sport regulations are going to kill the sport we love. No wonder they do not have any riders in GP's because they do not want to let the Championship grow.
I hope SMSA will officially follow up on this and have a written reply instead of all “verbal” instructions and replies. This will be a demand to SIC otherwise we hope SMSA will go to higher level. Thank you.