1/24 scale cars have a couple of tracks that are essentially standardized in the King, Hillclimb (and others?). The advantage of this is that lap times can be compared around the world. Of course there are inherent differences in each hand-made track within a certain design, but a standardized design is a good starting point. If I remember correctly, Slot Car Bob attempted to standardize the HO racing world with what is now the Fray tan track (or something similar (please correct me if I'm wrong)). There are others that have a couple standardized tracks (Bowman's Champion for example). This concept goes back as far as Aurora's tub track.
What are your thoughts on a standardized track or set of tracks in order to compare lap times and set ups globally? Futile or the future?