Bruno Spengler secured BMW’s first victory in the DTM since 1992 at Lausitzring today. The Canadian took the victory despite hard pressure from Gary Paffett towards the end of the race.
Spengler held the lead all through the race, but Paffett seemed to have the pace on the BMW driver towards the end of the race. Paffett was just meters behind for the last couple of laps, but a slight mistake in the first corner on the final race meant that Spengler got a gap that Paffett was unable to close.
With BMW vs. Mercedes for the lead, things were the same for third with BMW’s Augusto Farfus Jr. defending from Jamie Green, who lost time due to a lengthy final pitstop from the Mercedes crew. Farfus managed to stay ahead and finished just six tenths ahead of Green, securing a double podium for BMW.
Mattias Ekström was best Audi driver in fifth. The Swede squeezed past Martin Tomczyk during the first pit stop thanks to a slightly quicker stop by the Audi crew. Ekström got out alongside Tomczyk and managed to make his way first on to the track.
Tomczyk was also past by Timo Scheider who then started to close in on Ekström, but never got close enough and finished behind in sixth with Tomczyk in seventh.
Edoardo Mortara finished eighth ahead of Filipe Albuquerque in ninth and Ralf Schumacher as last man in to the points giving top ten.