Subsidies, what you mean like in the past when NASCAR had to financially fund certain Grand-Am teams like Action Express so that they wouldn't leave their precious class?
They don't wanna favour one class over another on this instance. Well technically not, but of course after Roar the BoP for Daytona will have whatever political effect IMSA and NASCAR wish
DP owners were already crying for having to spend extra cash for upgrades (something that in the past was only needed to do when new gen spec DP car was introduced), now that they actually need to have some development they seem all shocked. And what they don't, or rather didn't appear to understand in their self-centered-Grandam universe was that EVEN if P2s (and DW) hadn't been integrated to the P class, increase of performance and larger budget was still necessary in order to make gap to PC and GTLM... which in the past used to be actually as fast or faster on certain circuits...
Of course, if the upcoming pre-Roar Daytona test ends up with another flying DP & crappy Continental tire -catastrophe, who knows if IMSA wants to go back to older DP tech and goes bonkers on P2 (and other class) air restrictor + weight values.
The most annoying thing with the pre-capped field (apart from the fact that some of these circuits can hold double amount of entries than series claims, as proved by the likes of CTSCC) is that quality entries such as AF Corse and certain European LMP2 teams have been either rejected or forced to dismiss plans of racing in the US, while grid filling spec Oreca FLM09s are allowed to flourish in their class
Edited by SonnyViceR, 08 December 2013 - 15:14.