2001: Schneider again
Champion: Bernd Schneider
After the successful DTM comeback, Abt-Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Opel continued their commitment in 2001 with undiminished resolve. In the end, the score showed six different winners in a total of ten races. Mercedes driver Bernd Schneider was the first driver of the old and the new DTM to successfully defend the DTM title. Abt-Audi celebrated their first victories with the compact TT-R.