2011: Tomczyk’s surprise coup
Champion: Martin Tomczyk
The “eternal talent” Martin Tomczyk made believers out of everyone. After his Audi-internal transfer from Abt to Phoenix Racing, the driver who was ranking in third place overall really got going in 2007: thee victories, a total of eight podium places, not a single finish below fifth place. And all this in an Audi A4 DTM that was not a current specification car. Mercedes’ trump card, Bruno Spengler, as in the year before, had to settle for position three overall despite a strong first half of the season.