Mention motorsport and the average reader immediately thinks Formula 1, the World Endurance Championship, World Rally Championship or touring cars. This mindset is completely understandable, for these categories hog the limelight week in, week out - so much so that they are seen to be the only games in town.
However, for every Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel there are 10,000 kids dreaming of reaching such elevated heights, and 10 times as many who have likely never even seen a race car - whether live or on TV - and cannot even begin to dream.
This is the conundrum facing the FIA, the governing body of motorsport: of its 140 member states worldwide, just 21 get to host grands prix, 14 of them stage rallies and nine get to experience WEC racing. That's 44 events across the FIA's top three world championship categories, but the number of events does not equal the number of host countries given that Germany and China, to give just two examples, host all three series.