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British Superbike series director Stuart Higgs has backed calls by Honda America boss Ray Blank to make Superbike technical rules uniform across BSB, AMA and WSB - but says it may be hard to implement.
Blank, who is currently involved in AMA rules furore, has stated he would like to see World Superbike technical rules moved down a notch to cut costs and allow for fuller grids and hoped that other superbike platforms across the world would follow suit.
He said he would like to see AMA rules remain the same for 2009 but for all parties (FIM, MSMA etc) to work toward uniform rules for 2009.
Higgs, meanwhile, is in agreement but says it would be difficult to make happen. "It's of course sensible and in 2006 at a meeting held in Rome with all major Superbike sanctioning bodies the BSB tech rules were considered a good solution – as they retain some element of modification but are of less high spec than present WSB – further to that the very influential MSMA favour our tech rules," he said.
"FGSport [WSB owners] still want to maintain the higher spec for themselves if anything to keep them seen as a more exclusive formula. But the FIM favours more production based rules for WSB from 2010. 
"Sadly I think its all going to get very messy – I can't see FGS yielding with this new GP2 formula on the way – so whilst unification is great in principal – its difficult to implement and everyone will do their own thing."

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