Bruno Spengler claimed his third victory of the DTM season on Sunday, the Canadian steering his BMW from pole to the chequered flag at Oschersleben in Germany.
Bruno Spengler made the most of his third pole position of the season at Oschersleben on Sunday - the Canadian getting away quickest from the front of the grid for the 51 lap race.
Edoardo Mortara's race did not last long - the Italian forced to retire his Playboy Audi A5 on lap six after an early collision with Ralf Schumacher.
As Schnitzer BMW driver Spengler built a healthy lead, a real battle was developing behind him - defending DTM champion Martin Tomczyk and Timo Scheider going side by side in the tussle for ninth position.
Christian Vietoris was also trying to make his presence felt - but a momentary lapse saw the Mercedes-Benz Bank driver drop further down the field.
Tomczyk was forced out on lap 20 - the German retiring after his BMW started overheating.
Gary Paffett pushed Spengler hard after their respective pit stops towards the end of the race - the HWA Mercedes driver reducing the gap to within 0.6 seconds of his rival - close, but not close enough to be able to overtake.
It meant that Spengler took the chequered flag for the twelfth time in his career - moving him up to second place in the DTM championship behind Paffett.
Paffett's team mate Jamie Green took third spot.
DTM moves on to Valencia on September 30th.
Bruno Spengler claims third DTM winMonday, September 17 2012