2000: The comeback
Champion: Bernd Schneider
In the 2000 season the DTM celebrated a successful comeback. The “new” DTM with equally spectacular but considerably less costly touring cars was able to pick up exactly where the “old” DTM had left off. At the end of the season three stars of the “old” DTM were again running in front: Bernd Schneider, Manuel Reuter and Klaus Ludwig. Schneider, the last champion of the “old” was also the first champion of the “new” DTM.