Disappointing start into DTM season for Audi
- Fifth-placed Mike Rockenfeller is best Audi driver
- Martin Tomczyk and Alexandre Prémat suffer punctures
- Mattias Ekström in the points despite team error
The 2010 DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring did not go according to plan for title defender Audi: several punctures and a tactical error deprived the brand from Ingolstadt of a possible victory. In the end, Audi had to settle for places five to eight after three consecutive triumphs.