It was exciting right down to the final lap, but BMW defended its lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship in the final race of the 2015 DTM season to claim the title for the third time in four years.
This was the seventh of a possible 12 titles for BMW since returning to the DTM in 2012. The points secured by Maxime Martin (SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) in sixth place, António Félix da Costa (Red Bull BMW M4 DTM) in seventh, Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) in eighth, and Martin Tomczyk (BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM) in tenth proved sufficient to hang on to first place with 602 points. Audi ended the season as runner-up with 595 points after a one-two-three in the final race of the season.
This was the first Manufacturers’ title for the BMW M4 DTM, after the BMW M3 DTM had been successful in 2012 and 2013. BMW Team RMG came up just short of successfully defending its title in the Team competition. Team Principal Stefan Reinhold’s team finished runner-up with 206 points, behind the gooix/Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG team (225 points). Mercedes driver Pascal Wehrlein had previously wrapped up the Drivers’ Championship on Saturday.
Augusto Farfus (Shell BMW M4 DTM) ended the 18th race of the season in 14th. Tom Blomqvist (BMW M4 DTM) came home 17th after a drive-through penalty, but still claimed the unofficial title of “Rookie of the Year”. Timo Glock was 21st in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, while Marco Wittmann failed to finish his last race, for now at least, with the number 1 on his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM.