I was just reading the C-class thread and was about to post a reply, then realized maybe my post warranted a new thread about class structures. I think some countries in Europe use similar systems, and I'm curious to hear some opinions on it. People complain about sandbagging. Maybe it's the top 5 C riders who are sandbaggers, maybe the back benchers in the B class shouldn't have moved up in the first place. The problem is, the level of competition varies so much from one area to another that in the end, the class you race in doesn't matter much. I had a discussion with a Belgian guy recently. He just moved to Canada maybe 2 years ago and says he doesn't understand why we went with this class structure. He suggested we use a unified system. Since many organisations use transponders now, we could use practice lap times to make up the classes on a per-race basis. Take the top 40 lap times to form the A class, put 41-80 in B, and so on. This way, no excuses, no sandbagging, and everybody is fighting for a global ranking. If you're at the top of your class, you will work hard to move up at the next race. If you're at the back of the pack, you'll make efforts to keep your place in your class. Sure, some riders could take it easy in practice to win their motos later on, but going to a lower class would actually make their results worse. There would be some details to work out, and I'm not sure the riders are ready for such a change in the traditional structure, but I feel it would be a good way to get rid of sandbagging. What do you guys think?