It is difficult to argue with the contention - put forward by the organisers and many more - that the Blancpain GT Series is the most competitive championship in the world right now. And we're not just talking sportscars.
Yet that competitiveness has been blunted by new sporting rules, particularly pertinent to this weekend's Spa 24 Hours, that are dumbing down the Endurance Cup element of the BGTS.
Endurance racing is not just about what happens out on the racetrack. It never has and, hopefully, never will be. The prowess of the mechanics in the pits and the strategical nous of the engineers are elements of the game that are every bit as important as the drivers' skill behind the wheel. Modifications to the BGTS rulebook threaten to change that.