1984: The inaugural season
Champion: Volker Strycek
In 1984 the present-day DTM celebrated its debut as the “German Production Car Championship” with productionbased Group A touring cars and a cleverly though-out handicap system. After twelve events Volker Strycek clinched the first DTM title in a BMW 635 CSi, albeit without scoring a single victory in the new series. Consistency paid off for the new champion as early as in 1984.