1989: BMW strikes back
Champion: Roverto Ravaglia
Two years after winning both the World and European Touring Car Championships the Italian Roberto Ravaglia – in 1989 – was victorious in the DTM as well. In the BMW M3 fielded by the Schnitzer team Ravaglia clinched the title which he called the greatest success of his career. Klaus Ludwig, the reigning champion, surprisingly switched from Ford to Mercedes, winning five races straight away in his first year with Mercedes.