Bruno Spengler topped the second practice session, putting a BMW on top for the first time since 1992 in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. The Canadian lapped Hockenheim in 1:33.512 and was a mere seven thousands of a second ahead of Italian Audi driver Edoardo Mortara in second position.
Audi were just as in the first practice session strong and claimed four out of the top five positions with Mattias Ekström in third, Mike Rockenfeller in fourth and Filipe Albuquerque, who topped the first free practice, in fifth.
Jamie Green was top Mercedes driver in sixth, 0.269 seconds behind the top time, ahead of Timo Scheider and Miguel Molina. Christian Vietoris and Joey Hand, as second best BMW driver, rounded off the top ten, about four tenths from the top.
Times were close in the session with top 12 being within five tenths and top 18 within one second.