2012: Successful return
Champion: Bruno Spengler
The 2012 DTM season was dominated by BMW. The Munich-based brand returned with a factory-backed commitment after having left it at the end of 1992 season, and successfully
so, as BMW won half of the ten races of the season, secured the drivers’ title with Bruno Spengler plus the team and manufacturers’ titles. Opening race winner Gary Paffett lost the lead of the standings to Spengler only at the season’s finale. Audi, with Edoardo Mortara, took only two victories.