With his Mercedes AMG C-Coupé Briton Gary Paffett secured the 110th DTM Pole for Mercedes and the 65th double pole through Christian Vietoris in second place on the grid at Brands Hatch. After Hockenheim Paffett scored his 2nd win of the season in the DTM at his home-circuit. The Briton led from the lights until the chequered flag. “This was a great race, everything was perfect. Although my start was not that good. I remained in front and was able to bring victory home without any problems. It would be great when things go on like this” Paffett said. Paffett has now 19 DTM wins to his tally.
Bruno Spengler finished second with the Schnitzer BMW M3 but had to fight until the end as his front splitter broke ten laps before the end. “I had a good race and tried to overtake Gary but did not make any mistakes. I lost downforce and had to be careful. That enabled Rockenfeller to put me under pressure. Fortunately it was enough for me.” Rockenfeller finished 3rd. It meant a boost for Audi.
Two F3 Euroseries races were being taken by Raffaele Marciello who is also a member of the Ferrari Driving Academy. The second race on Saturday was being won by Malaysian Jaazeman Jaafar with a Carlin entered Dallara. The Racecarseries (The European NASCAR Touring Series) were being won by Vincent Gonneau, Ander Villarino and former GP2 driver Javier Villa.