BMW's motorsport director Jens Marquardt has said his team will be keeping their feet on the ground despite achieving a 'virtually perfect' start to the DTM season.

The Munich manufacturer, as the DTM circus heads into the Lausitzring this weekend, currently leads all three of the standings with BMW and Team Schnitzer topping the constructor and team points while last year's champion Bruno Spengler currently sits at the top of the drivers' championship.

This weekend's race was also the scene of where BMW clinched their first DTM victory since returning after a 20-year absence in the hands of Schnitzer's Spengler.

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"We recently enjoyed an extraordinary race weekend in Spielberg, with BMW achieving a historic success," said Marquardt.

"For the first time since we returned to the DTM in 2012, three BMW drivers made it onto the podium. This outstanding team performance makes me incredibly proud, particularly given the hard work that everyone in the team has put in over the past few months.

"Although we have made a virtually perfect start to our second season in the DTM, we would be well advised to keep both feet fixed firmly on the ground."

Marquardt also believes BMW, including everyone else, will start from scratch this weekend due to the tight nature of the grid.

"The DTM is once again so close in 2013 that everyone starts from scratch again at every circuit," Marquardt added.

"Therefore, it is quite possible things may change quickly. For this reason, we will stay true to our tried-and-tested principle at the Lausitzring, where we secured the first victory of our comeback season last year.

"We want to be ready to pounce when presented with the opportunity to claim a good result. Then we will see where that brings us out at the end of the season."