Only two manufacturers are participating in the German Touring Championship (DTM), yet BMW had to wait a year and 13 days before regaining the joys of victory. Thanks to Lucas Auer, the Helix company ended Audi's unchallenged reign in DTM this Sunday, August 23.
However, the first laps of effort on the Lausitzring seemed to turn to the little party between the pilots of the brand with the Rings. The poleman Robin Frijns as well as René Rast and Nico Müller escaped in the lead as the group of pursuers moved prematurely to the pits to adopt an offbeat strategy.
This tactic has paid off. Passed through the garages at the start of the race, Timo Glock and Lucas Auer (BMW) exchanged their positions for the lead until the latter finally returned to the front at the start of the last lap:
What a grand finale here at the @Lausitzring_de! @ LucasAuer1 is today’s winner, one year and 13 days after @BMWMotorsportIt's last win in #DTM#WeLoveDTM #DTMoments #FeelTheRoar # DTM2020 pic.twitter.com/yDkEseUXJl
– DTM (@DTM) August 23, 2020
Robin Frijns consoles himself with the last step of the podium ahead of Jamie Green (Audi) and the duelists in the championship, Nico Müller (5th) and René Rast (6th). French Loïc Duval (Audi) finished 8th. Robert Kubica (BMW), despite his best qualifying of the year (11th) slipped to close behind (16th).