What is the final goal of DTM and SUPER GT's alignment through the Class One regulations? Ask 10 people in the DTM paddock and you'll get 10 different answers.
That isn't a criticism of either party's process of navigating through a framework to unite two radically different series, more an explanation of just how much work is ahead, and how the path will likely take more detours than someone reading a map upside down.
So, in that case, it makes sense to start with what is clear. Concern was growing at how the months were ticking by without any meaningful updates about the hugely important joint race at Fuji on November 22-24.