Originally Posted by nobrakes
Seems like a great way to test their race setup in real race conditions as opposed to the practice track. And the benefit is that if you screw it all up, it doesn't cost you anything in terms of points, so it seems strange not to do it. Why wait until A1 to find out your setup is not as good as it could be? I think Stewart in particular could benefit from this since this would be his first SX on the 'zuk.
You're right, it can work either way but I think a lot of the top guys see it as a risk more than a testing opportunity.
Be interesting to see if Carnard shows up, he is doing some local races.