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BMW takes first win of its DTM comeback

Tuesday 8th May 2012

It's been a long time since BMW tasted the champagne in DTM - the last race of 1992 - but the boys and girls from Munich are back


BMW took its first race win in the DTM for two decades, when Canadian Bruno Spengler won at the Lausitzring over the weekend.


BMW's DTM comeback has already brought a spark of excitement back to touring cars - sufficient for us to make the pilgrimage to Hockenheim the other week to witness the reappearance of BMW at first hand. Now, in only the second round of the series, it's staked a firm claim to be right at the sharp end of the grid.

Spengler bagged pole on Saturday, with Brazilian Augusto Farfus making it a front-row lock-out for BMW. And if that makes it sound like it was a dull lights-to-flag parade for Spengler and his BMW, the fact that Brit Gary Paffett finished just a single second behind in his Mercedes - after 52 laps - rather suggests otherwise...

So that's one win to Mercedes, one win to BMW. Does that mean it's Audi's turn when DTM hits Brands Hatch Indy on 20th May?

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