When AUTOSPORT rated the world's leading tin-top classes earlier this year, the DTM emerged victorious in the tough, eight-series field. But it wasn't a resounding victory.
From five scoring categories, the DTM received a perfect 10/10 for its level of competition, the cars and the prestige afforded by the participation of Audi, BMW and Mercedes. But its lowest mark of 6/10 came in the 'entertainment' category, which essentially judged the quality of the racing.
Our verdict certainly wasn't the first to raise this topic, with comments about processional races too reliant on strategies and without enough on-track overtaking between aerodynamically-reliant cars, far from isolated in recent years.