The first round of the DTM series was held at Hockenheim in front of 87,000 race fans with Augusto Farfus driving the PWR cooled BMW M3 DTM taking the chequered flag from his fellow BMW driver Dirk Werner, who qualified in 20th position and Christian Vietoris in a Mercedes-Benz.

The race was held over 42 laps and 192 kilometres with numerous position changes and close racing throughout the race.

All cars in the DTM series use PWR Performance Products.