Four teams and eight drivers will compete for BMW in the popular touring car series and have their sights set on winning races and titles with the new BMW M4 DTM.
Fantastic appearance in the BMW Welt.
Driver/team pairings for 2013 announced by BMW to take on the challenge of earning their second-consecutive championship this year.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, Editor in Chief
BMW press release
Berthold Bouman, DTM correspondent
The Brazilian Augusto Farfus successfully used the technical novelties option tyres and DRS to take the chequered flag from his fellow BMW driver Dirk Werner and Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz).
Reigning DTM champion Bruno Spengler (BMW), Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens (both Mercedes-Benz) all finished the race without scoring points.
BMW press release
Not only did Audi's Mike Rockenfeller take the DTM victory on the Brands Hatch circuit but he also is the new series points leader.
The Audi driver crossed the finish line after 74 laps with an advantage of 1.303 seconds over his fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekström.
All set for BMW second year in the popular touring car series, following the brand’s successful return after an absence of 20 years.
In the penultimate round of the season at the dune circuit on the North Sea coast, second place for the 29-year old Mike Rockenfeller was enough.
The first race of the season covers 42 laps and 192.108 kilometres and starts on Sunday at 13:30 hrs (CET).
Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann on the front row of the grid in the Eifel.
Test phase finished, the season can start in May at Hockenheim
Timo Glock gets his first taste of racing a DTM car in Valencia with BMW.
Pole winner's BMW M3 failed post-qualifying technical inspection! Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller inherits pole.