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    BMW Motorsport pulls off the impossible and wins the 2012 DTM championship in their inaugural season since returning

    Nobody expected BMW to win the DTM Manufacturer Championship in their very first season since returning to DTM racing after a lengthy absence. BMW had the odds stacked against them racing with only 6 cars versus the 8 that Audi and Mercedes had on the field. BMW trailed all season, never leading in the manufacturer championship standings.

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    Audi seemed poised to take home the championship after a dominating performance in the second to last race of the season which vaulted them into first place by a decent margin. BMW was in third place entering the final race but scoring 60 points compared to the 8 for Audi and 33 for Mercedes put them 11 points ahead of Audi and 17 ahead of Mercedes when the dust settled.

    Simply a phenomenal come from behind victory that nobody saw coming with a complete Audi collapse when it mattered most. Congratulations to BMW and also to 2012 DTM Champion Bruno Spengler who BMW was able to snatch from Mercedes. A move that clearly paid off and resulted in a championship.

    Final Results for the 2012 DTM season:

    There are three annual classifications in the DTM. The title “DTM Champion” is awarded to the driver who has achieved the highest points score. The title “DTM Team Champion” is awarded to the team whose two drivers, in the aggregate, have scored the highest number of points. For the title “DTM Manufacturer Champion”, the six top drivers of a brand who finished a race in the top ten are counted.

    Driver Championship

    Position Driver Team Points Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge
    1 Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer 149 - 25 18 - 15 25 8 25 8 25
    2 Gary Paffett HWA 145 25 18 25 15 12 8 6 18 - 18
    3 Jamie Green HWA 121 18 12 4 10 25 12 12 15 1 12
    4 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Racing 85 10 - 15 6 8 10 18 8 10 -
    5 Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg 82 - 4 2 25 - 18 25 - - 8
    6 Mattias Ekström ABT Sportsline 81 15 10 10 12 - - 15 4 15 -
    7 Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 69 - 15 - 1 - 1 2 10 25 15
    8 Martin Tomczyk BMW Team RMG 69 - 6 12 18 18 15 - - - -
    9 Dirk Werner BMW Team Schnitzer 29 - - - - 1 - 4 12 2 10
    10 Adrien Tambay Audi Sport Team Abt 28 - - - - - - 10 - 18 -
    11 Filipe Albuquerque Team Rosberg 26 1 2 1 4 - 4 - 2 12 -
    12 Christian Vietoris HWA 25 12 - 8 - 4 - - - - 1
    13 Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM 24 8 - - - 6 - - - 4 6
    14 Timo Scheider ABT Sportsline 19 - 8 - 8 - 2 - 1 - -
    15 David Coulthard Mücke Motorsport 14 4 - - - 10 - - - - -
    16 Robert Wickens Mücke Motorsport 14 - - - - 2 6 - 6 - -
    17 Ralf Schumacher HWA 10 6 1 - - - - 1 - - 2
    18 Miguel Molina Phoenix Racing 8 2 - 6 - - - - - - -
    19 Rahel Frey Audi Sport Team Abt 6 - - - - - - - - 6 -
    20 Joey Hand BMW Team RMG 6 - - - 2 - - - - - 4

    Points for places one to ten of a DTM race are awarded according to the 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 system.

    Team championship


    Position Team Manufacturer Points Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge
    1 BMW-Team-Schnitzer
    Bruno Spengler / Dirk Werner
    Click here to enlarge 178 - 25 18 - 16 25 12 37 10 35
    2 THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG
    Gary Paffett / Christian Vietoris
    Click here to enlarge 170 37 18 33 15 16 8 6 18 - 19
    3 Mercedes AMG
    Jamie Green / Ralf Schumacher
    Click here to enlarge 131 24 13 4 10 25 12 13 15 1 14
    4 Audi Sport Team Rosberg
    Edoardo Mortara / Filipe Albuquerque
    Click here to enlarge 108 1 6 3 29 - 22 25 2 12 8
    5 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
    Mattias Ekström / Timo Scheider
    Click here to enlarge 100 15 18 10 20 - 2 15 5 15 -
    6 BMW-Team-RBM
    Andy Priaulx / Augusto Farfus
    Click here to enlarge 93 8 15 - 1 6 1 2 10 29 21
    7 Audi Sport Team Phoenix
    Mike Rockenfeller / Miguel Molina
    Click here to enlarge 93 12 - 21 6 8 10 18 8 10 -
    8 BMW-Team-RMG
    Martin Tomczyk / Joey Hand
    Click here to enlarge 75 - 6 12 20 18 15 - - - 4
    9 ABT-Sportsline
    Rahel Frey / Adrien Tambay
    Click here to enlarge 34 - - - - - - 10 - 24 -
    10 DHL Paket / stern Mercedes AMG
    David Coulthard / Robert Wickens
    Click here to enlarge 28 4 - - - 12 6 - 6 - -

    Manufacturer championship


    Position Manufacturer Points Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge
    1 BMW Click here to enlarge 346 8 46 30 21 40 41 14 47 39 60
    2 Audi Click here to enlarge 335 28 24 34 55 8 34 68 15 61 8
    3 Mercedes-Benz Click here to enlarge 329 65 31 37 25 53 26 19 39 1 33

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    So crazy these guys won, after being out of the game for so long. Congrats to BMW!!!!

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    So crazy these guys won, after being out of the game for so long. Congrats to BMW!!!!
    And they won it all in the last race, crazy awesome.

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