The two sides of the coin represented very different options for Colin Turkington. Either would lead to a British Touring Car Championship superteam. The question was whether the 2014 champion would stick or twist.
His first choice, continuing at West Surrey Racing alongside Andy Priaulx and Sam Tordoff, has not materialised. But he's happy where he's ended up, and not just because it's stopped him repeating his enforced 2010 sabbatical. Turkington's not been forced to BMR, but he's had a nudge in that direction.
The end product is - after a winter of constant speculation over the future of the top two drivers from 2014 - a pairing of Turkington and Jason Plato in the BTCC. That's ominous. That's as good as it gets. And that's why it's crucial Team BMR's bold ambitions bear fruit.