An Audi zigzagging all over the back of a Mercedes at the front of the field with little more than an hour to go certainly made for great TV. But even my limited maths had allowed me to work out that this was a phoney battle.
I knew the Mercedes wasn't going to win the Spa 24 Hours last weekend and had been confident - almost little too confident, as it turned out - of that fact for the better part of four hours. And I wasn't very happy about it.
The growing tide of sporting restrictions in the Endurance Cup rounds of the Blancpain GT Series rendered the Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes team impotent in the final stages of last weekend's Belgian classic. These limitations on tactical freedom left it unable to respond to the challenge from the Sainteloc Audi team in any way at all.