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 |  May 06 2012, 8:07 PM

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since BMW last participated in a DTM race, but the return of the German automaker to the series is already a successful one. 

After 52 grueling laps at Lausitz, Canadian Bruno Spengler was able to turn his pole position into BMW’s first DTM win in almost 20 years. As icing on the cake, it marked BMW’s 50th victory in the long-storied championship series.

Second place went to German automaker rival Mercedes-Benz, while BMW also took the third spot on the podium thanks to the driving of Augusto Farfus. While Audi is celebrating its success for its R18 Ultra and e-tron quattro race cars, its DTM campaign at Lausitz saw a fifth place finish by Mattias Ekstrom.

“Our strong comeback weekend in Hockenheim, then yesterday the first pole position and now – in the second race – even our first win in the new DTM-era. That’s amazing, simply amazing, absolutely amazing,” said Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director.

  • Stephen Bettencourt

    I heard talk abouth DTM comming to north America is this true
    Thanks Steve