There are times when covering the World Touring Car Championship is a frustrating business.
Fundamentally, it has many of the ingredients of a fantastic championship. It has top class drivers, three committed manufacturers in BMW, Chevrolet and SEAT and a largely very strong calendar. But there are times where it is somewhat ... unsatisfying.
Last weekend's round at twisty Mexican circuit Puebla was one of those. There are very good reasons for the WTCC being in Mexico and at that circuit - Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez simply wouldn't draw a big enough crowd - but that doesn't stop it being a cobbled-up 'roval' track made up largely of first and second gear corners.
But the track wasn't a big problem - especially seeing as it didn't turn into the gravel rally stage which it has resembled on the championship's previous visits!