This season's World Series by Renault has been blighted by protests and appeals that could mean that the titles are not decided this weekend in Barcelona, but in a courtroom sometime over the winter. However, one dispute has apparently been settled ahead of the last double-header and it's good news for Spanish fans.
Borja Garcia returns to the head of the points table in time for his two home races, having been reinstated as the winner of race two at Spa-Francorchamps earlier in the season, his RC Motorsport team having successfully appealed against the technical irregularity that saw him thrown out of the results not long after the Belgian weekend.
The about turn by series organisers means that former GP2 Series pilot Garcia returns to the head of the table with a handy nine-point lead over closest rival, and fellow countryman, Andy Soucek. Pastor Maldonado drops to third, now 13 points off the lead, with the resurgent Alx Danielsson next up, a further two adrift. Alvaro Parent, who lost two points following Garcia's reinstatement, is fifth overall, but now 26 points shy of the lead.
The matter is far from settled, however, for Garcia's appeal was only one of three due to be heard, with Maldonado also hoping for a positive outcome following his Misano DSQ that could again turn table on its head.