2002: TT Time
Champion: Laurent Aiello
The 2002 season was marked by the thrilling duel between the Frenchman Laurent Aiello in the Abt-Audi TT-R and title defender Bernd Schneider in the new AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM. Clinching four wins in the first five races, Laurent Aiello laid the foundation for his future title win. Although Mercedes made a remarkable recovery, Bernd Schneider had to admit a narrow defeat.