A recent survey shows that the majority of people who buy tyres favour the idea of more than one tyre supplier being used in major motorsports. Only 25 percent of respondents support the current policy of having a lone tyre supplier. Some of those taking part in the survey chose to hedge their bets. One gave a real politician’s answer, “Tyres are capable of creating an uneven playing surface… in the premier divisions of motorsport there is a need to ensure that as much can be delivered in driver capability and vehicle innovation. In the lower levels of clubman championships a good mixture of tyres is healthy for the sport”.