The DTM season continues with its second round at Hockenheim. This event is special for BMW Motorsport as it would be the 50th DTM race that they have entered since their return to the series in 2012.
With two cars not making it to the end of the race, BMW Motorsport managed to score 6 places within the top 10. The ballast for the BMW cars was set to 5 kilograms following qualifying positions.
Timo Glock qualified sixth on the grid, but managed to fight his way to second position by the time the chequered flag fell. Not far behind was Augusto Farfus, placing third despite starting in second position. Victory went to the Mercedes team, with their C 63 piloted by Paul di Resta.
While this performance is especially impressive from the BMW contingent, the positions may change quite drastically as the season continues.
Last year, Audi had a strong start but as the regulations require ballast additions and position changes on the grid to balance the playing field, they soon found it difficult to maintain that hold on the championship title.