Suddenly, all those Group B analogies sat rather awkwardly. Yes, we had the noise, the aero, the angles, the power and the glory. And now, one stage into the rebirth of rallying's most coveted yet controversial era, we had death as well.
It was with some degree of inevitability that social media plotted the course of direct correlation between what happened last Thursday night and what happened in Portugal 31 years ago.
YouTube footage was pored over, erroneous screenshots grabbed and apparently ready to be used in evidence against what was seen as rallying's return to madness.