Two drivers on the podium, five drivers in the top-10: BMW recorded a strong result at the Lausitzring in the third DTM race. Timo Glock drove the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM to second place, followed by Philipp Eng in third position in the SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. For Eng it was his first-ever DTM podium finish. Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM), Marco Wittmann (BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (Shell BMW M4 DTM) also made it into the points, finishing in fifth, seventh and tenth positions. Joel Eriksson (BMW M4 DTM) crossed the finishing line in 12th place.
A collision just after the start of the race brought out the safety car, then René Rast rolled spectacularly shortly after the IndyCar-style restart. Luckily, the reigning DTM champion was able to walk away from the accident. Victory went to Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara.