BMW Defends DTM Manufacturers' Title [Photo Gallery]
Despite losing both the drivers' and the teams' championship to Mike Rockenfeller and Audi Motorsport, BMW placed itself on top of the manufacturers' championship, ahead of both Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The Munich-based firm ended the season with 369 points, 22 more than Audi, while Mercedes-Benz gathered only 266 points.
All in all, BMW cars won five out of ten races, while Audi and Mercedes-Benz scored two successes each. Despite dominating the series as a manufacturer, BMW's wins were split among three teams, which was decisive in the teams' rankings, helping Rockefeller's Audi Sport Team Phoenix.
“That was an incredibly exciting finale to the season, with a fantastic outcome for us. We witnessed a sensational race from Timo Glock and BMW Team MTEK – it was hard to beat in terms of excitement. Timo showed his strong nerves to claim his first win and second podium of the year in his tenth DTM race: all in all it has been a great debut year for Timo," said Jens Marqurdt, director of BMW Motorsport.
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