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DTM review: BMW back at the front

BMW returned to the DTM after two decades away and Bruno Spengler took a last-gasp title for success against Mercedes. Jamie O'Leary looks back on a terrific year of racing

As far as dramatic thrillers set in Teutonic Europe with a strong element of 'noir' are concerned, the DTM this year was a case not of The Third Man, but instead The Third Manufacturer.

When the sinister black BMW of Bruno Spengler crossed the line to win the Hockenheim season finale and clinch an improbable title success, it completed a thrilling turnaround that even Orson Welles would have been hard pressed to match.

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