This past weekend, BMW celebrated its return to DTM racing after a 20-year embargo of its home series. On the first practice day of the weekend at Hockenheim, Andy Priaulx was the best BMW in tenth, almost a second off the pace. By Saturday morning's second free practice just before quallifying, BMW pilot Bruno Splengler, who was 20th on Friday, topped the time sheets. In the end, it was Priaulx who was the top-finishing BMW, registering a sixth-place finish behind a spate of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and Audi A5 racers. Not a win, but not a horrible start for being out of the series for 20 years.

In case you need to get more in the mood for the rest of the season's racing action, BMW's got one of those amuse-bouche teaser vids of the sinister M3 DTM in action. All you need to do is scroll down to check it out.



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      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Normally I'm not a fan of videos set to cheesy music, but that was well done, with the pit stop and all...
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's been rumored before (though has yet to happen) that DTM and Super GT (Japan) might see one or two races where cars from these series would race each other. I'd love to see this M3 races against the Nismo R35 GTR.
      cashsixeight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why doesn't it have a real steering wheel?
        _M7_
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        mabye you want a cup holder too XD
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cadillac should visit DTM with the ATS
        Ak74
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Do you know what DTM stands for. Typical Cady boy.
          mbukukanyau
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          Man, you have not watched a DTM race nor do you know anything about the series. Its open to all manufacturers...
          Georg
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ak74
          The DTM is open to all brands... only because it is the german touring car championship does not mean its only for german car brands... heck half of the races are driven outside Germany
      patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      The crossplane crank stock m3 engine sounds better than this flatplane crank, abortion.
      Colin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am fortunate enough to be one of the few Amercians at Hockenheim this weekend and it was great. Had one hell of a day out at the track and congrats to BMW (welcome back) and Joey Hand for representing the US over here in Deutschland. I am sure BMW and Joey will only get better as the season goes on. I ///M BACK
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