Mike Rockenfeller arrives at Zandvoort this weekend knowing that a second-place finish will make him DTM champion for the first time.
Only Augusto Farfus can deny the 29-year-old Phoenix Audi driver a crown he has long desired; one that will appease Audi's dismal memories of a 2012 season - the first of the series' new era - in which only one of its drivers won a race.
It's taken him a while to emerge as a consistent title challenger, but in the final year of DTM's Class One rule set, Nico Muller has smoothed the rough edges and has double champion stablemate Rene Rast working harder than ever to keep up in the title race
Opel's fortunes in the DTM had taken a turn for the worst by 2003 - hardly the pedigree that suggested it could take on the toughest 24-hour race of them all. But that's exactly what it did
It's 20 years since the DTM roared back into life at a packed Hockenheim with a back-to-basics approach as the antidote to its high-tech past. Now it's on its knees again, so is it time to recall the lessons learned in 2000?
The Opel Vectra GTS was the last in the line of the marque's DTM challengers, but failed to hit the lofty heights of its predecessors when financial constraints hit
DTM boss Gerhard Berger was an ardent detractor of Formula E and was reluctant for his series to embrace greener engine technologies. But this cynic's tune has had to change to ensure the DTM's existence in the future of motorsport
Augusto Farfus says he has nothing to lose in DTM title fight
Zandvoort DTM: Augusto Farfus fastest in practice