With just four rounds of the 2013 DTM remaining, the battle for the championship is unfolding just as series bosses would have hoped.
For the first time since BMW's return to the championship at the start of last year, all three competing manufacturers have drivers well in the title hunt.
But whereas 2005 title winner Gary Paffett and defending champion Bruno Spengler are providing Mercedes and BMW respectively with cause for optimism, it is Audi man Mike Rockenfeller well and truly in the pound seats.
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