A dream come true: A fourth win of the season at the wheel of the BMW Bank M3 DTM in the tenth and final DTM race of the year saw Bruno Spengler (CA) win the drivers’ title and cap an outstanding comeback season for BMW Motorsport. BMW also won the manufacturers’ title in Hockenheim (DE), while BMW Team Schnitzer ended the season at the top of the team standings after a dramatic finale. Augusto Farfus (BR), who started from pole position, came home in third to finish the season on the podium. Gary Paffett (GB, Mercedes), who was leading the standings coming into the race, crossed the finish line in second.
Alongside Spengler, Dirk Werner (DE, E-POSTBRIEF BMW M3 DTM) finished fifth to score a further … CONTINUED
Starting from pole position today at Hockenheim, Bruno Spengler has just won the last DTM race of the season, which gives BMW a triple championship in its first year back to the DTM race series after a 20 year absence! Congrats to Spengler and BMW!!
Below are this year’s final results for the Driver, Team, and Manufacturer titles, as well as an account of the race, via Autosport. (Image used for this story is a representative photo from a previous DTM race).
We’re reporting live from Hockenheim for the DTM Season Finale. Practice session and qualifying for tomorrow’s race has just ended and Augusto Farfus has taken pole for BMW!
First three positions for the race will be:
P1: Augusto Farfus – BMW
P2: Gary Paffet – Mercedes
P3: Bruno Spengler – BMW
Stay tuned to BIMMERPOST for more DTM coverage.
APEX Race Parts shares some media of a BMWCCA Club Racing E90 M3 race car sponsored by APEX, Akrapovic, Crevier BMW, Maxxis, StopTech, Sparco, and more.
The E90 M3 race car debuted at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in March earlier this year on its maiden run and finished 2nd. Since then it has continually set track records. Check out the build and feature videos inside.
Listen in as BMW Motorsports drivers describe how races are won and careers defined by mere tenths of seconds, and how they push to the limits to gain those crucial tenths of seconds.
The stage is set for a grand finale: BMW Motorsport travels to the tenth and final round of the 2012 DTM season full of confidence having already picked up four wins and ten podiums. Ahead of the race at the Hockenheimring (DE) [on Sunday at , the best-placed BMW driver is Bruno Spengler (CA), who is second in the drivers’ standings on 124 points, three behind overall leader Gary Paffett (GB, Mercedes). Also within touching distance of the top of the standings is BMW Team Schnitzer. The team from Freilassing (DE) has 143 points to its name in the team competition and trails the leading Mercedes crew by just eight points.
It is almost six months since BMW returned to the DTM at the opening race of … CONTINUED
Several BIMMERPOST members attended a 3-day HPDE together at the Mazda Laguna Seca raceway two weekends ago. The driving event was hosted by the Porsche Club and all members had a great time while seeing the good representation of BMW cars in attendance.
M3POST member radiantm3 shares his photos and videos from the event.
Valencia (ES), 30th September 2012. Brazilian debut in Valencia (ES): BMW Team RBM’s Augusto Farfus has won his first DTM race at the “Circuit de la Comunitat”. The 29-year-old, at the wheel of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, crossed the finish line 8.406 seconds ahead of Adrien Tambay (FR, Audi) to become the first Brazilian in the history of the DTM to celebrate on the top step of the podium. He had previously claimed his first pole position in the series on Saturday.
Farfus was not the only BMW driver who could be happy with the result after 46 laps of thrilling racing in Valencia. Having completed a drive-through penalty on lap six for a jump start, Bruno Spengler (CA) worked his way through the field … CONTINUED
Watch a 2012 BMW Motorsport DTM test drive at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal by Joey Hand, via his on-board helmet cam.