Two editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours in one season and two Sebrings in one weekend. Those were the twin bombshells that the World Endurance Championship dropped last weekend as it outlined a vision for a brave new world of a winter season climaxing at the Le Mans 24 Hours each year.
The WEC needed a good news day in the wake of the uncertainty created by Porsche's announcement of its withdrawal from LMP1 at the end of this season. A move to a winter schedule straddling two calendar years and a 12-hour race at Sebring straight after the 'real' Sebring 12 Hours provided that. And the term 'superseason' to describe a transition period through Le Mans in 2018 and '19 and on into the new format was always going to grab the headlines.
The winter format could be the perfect cure for the Le Mans hangover that blights the WEC every year after its biggest race of the season. And who wouldn't want the series to race at the home of US sportscar racing in front of a ready-made crowd - and on a truly great circuit?