Two down, one to go. Ever since Mercedes announced its plans to pull the plug on its DTM involvement in favour of Formula E in the summer of 2017, it has felt like the German tin-top championship has been on a slippery downward slope.
And following Monday's news of Audi - to use the prevailing corporate jargon - "realigning" its motorsport priorities in 2020, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the DTM now finds itself in a full-on nosedive, its very existence hanging in the balance.
The coronavirus pandemic gave Audi the cover it needed to announce a decision it looked like it was heading inexorably towards anyway. Back in February, Autosport revealed that the twin pressures of cost-saving imperatives and an internal restructuring had put the brand's DTM involvement on shaky ground.