BMW takes first win of its DTM comeback

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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  • Voight Kampff 08 May 2012

    Why all the fanfare? Where was it when Plato and MG took the lead in the BTCC?
    PH - biased sucking of German arse matters!

  • BBS-LM 08 May 2012

    Thanks for putting the result on the front page.

    Edited by BBS-LM on Tuesday 8th May 13:10

  • Lione1 Richie 08 May 2012

    Would any kind fellow enlighten me to the best online location to watch the DTM races?

    I'm not after a live feed, just a good site to watch the highlights (I only have council telly you see frown)

  • Ahonen 08 May 2012

    Voight Kampff said:
    Why all the fanfare? Where was it when Plato and MG took the lead in the BTCC?
    Something to do with the look of the cars, the speed, money, quality of drivers etc, etc.

    Most people who want to see BTCC already know it's on - hence the lively debate during each race over who is the dirtiest driver out there.

  • lindrup119 08 May 2012

    That BMW looks evil.... evil

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