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Bruno Spengler victim of the fury of Ralf Schumacher in DTM!

Last weekend, the 2012 DTM season, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Championship) took off. With NASCAR in North America and the V8 Supercar Australia, the DTM is the world reference in regard to such tests Touring Car.

This season is marked by the return of BMW, which has joined Audi and Mercedes. At Hockenheim, the first theater of this ordeal, we expected to see the Mercedes at the top of the poster, despite the pole position conquered by the Swedes Mattias Ekstrom Audi A5, it is indeed the new C-Coupe listed by 'stables HWA who dominated the race. Upon arrival, the Briton Gary Paffett wins, ahead of his countryman and team-mate Jamie Green. Ekstrom brings the first Audi to third rank.

For Bruno Spengler, Mercedes BMW pass during the offseason, the first appointment was made of ups and downs. Best time in the last free practice, he sprang from ninth place in race before having to give of the third round, the victim of a collision causing four cars by Ralf Schumacher hit the first teammate Spengler (the German Dirk Werner), causing a chain reaction forcing Spengler and Adrien Tambay debutant (the son of former F1 driver Patrick Tambay) has abandoned.

BMW up all the same an M3 in the "Top 6" finale this very dramatic ordeal, thanks to the Anglo-Norman Andy Priaulx, thus confirming that the Bavarian manufacturer is out of hand in the rhythm of the best. We should soon see a BMW driver on the podium, it is a certainty.

Also note the very good debuts of young Ontario Robert Wickens. Integrated as part of the Mercedes Junior Team to the stable Mucke Motorsport, Wickens dominates his teammate David Coulthard, testing and qualifications. In the race, he would finish in the top six when he was penalized for driving too fast in the pit lane. He finished fourteenth.

The IndyCar Series was in action in Brazil, in the streets of Sao Paulo. For the third time in a row, Australian Will Power imposes his Dallara-Chevrolet Team Penske. He beat Ryan Hunter-Reay (Dallara-Chevrolet) and Takuma Sato (Dallara-Honda). James Hinchcliffe is ranked sixth. The Quebecois Alex Tagliani was not involved in this race, his team having ended his contract with the Lotus engine. "Tag" will return to the series for the Indianapolis 500.

NASCAR, Oval Richmond Virginia hosted competitors Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. Two races in the evenings, the Nationwide Friday night being marked by the success of Kurt Busch in command of the Toyota instituted by the stable of his little brother, Kyle Busch Motorsports. A first for this team in Nationwide. And to complete the family success, Kyle Busch imposes its Toyota (Joe Gibbs Racing) the next day, when the handle of the Sprint Cup, ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet and Tony Stewart.

Finally, the World Rally Championship was in Argentina last weekend. The opportunity for the Citroen Sport team to harvest a new triumph, Sebastien Loeb / Daniel Elena winning in front of their teammates Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen.

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