The winter-series format introduced for this season's World Endurance Championship has ended up as collateral damage against motorsport's struggles in the world health crisis.
The rejig of the current campaign has led to its abandonment for the ninth season of the reborn series. We'll now be talking about the 2021 WEC and not the 2020/21 WEC, and I can't say I'm disappointed.
I was never convinced about the idea of running the championship across two calendar years and climaxing with the Le Mans 24 Hours. It was philosophically ill-founded to my mind. But abandoning the winter-series format right now is the correct decision on every front. It makes sense as the WEC looks to complete its present campaign and it makes sense, too, as the series looks to the future.