2009: Repeat offender
Champion: Timo Scheider
Timo Scheider crowned himself champion again in 2009. This makes him the second DTM driver after Bernd Schneider (2000 / 2001 season) to successfully defend his title. Scheider’s most persistent rival for the laurels, Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz), had to admit defeat despite four wins in the season. With two podium places and one pole position, Oliver Jarvis in the year-old Audi attracted considerable attention.