Chris, for what its worth, I agree with your points.
I don't have a horse in the race, but still think the arguements "for" ABS are as hilarious as ever.,.....Power steering, defroster (really ??)
Heres a very simple way to avoid flat spotting tires.............Learn how to threshold brake...dah
But the best one is as a safety item. "It prevents accidents"..........No good driving, situational awareness, and using your head, prevents accidents. Just a suggestion, but maybe, just maybe, you will have to race at 9/10 instead of 10/10 in certain circumstances. Its a crutch. Like any other crutch, put too much weight on it, and it breaks.
You can make all of the same arguements for traction contol. Speaking of traction control aren't the same components for ABS also used for traction and launch control?
Many, many pro and amateur classes manage to race without ABS. It can, and is being done, even at the highest level of racing.
TJ, nailed it. It ain't going anywhere in FI, I mean AI or SI....
(I get my letter mixed up sometimes)
Steve P. I posted for your amusement. You didn't think i could let Chris take the heat all by himself ?............Wait the horse still has a little life left in him..