Audi's Mike Rockenfeller has admitted it will take some time for his maiden DTM glory to sink in after beating BMW's Augusto Farfus to the crown.

Rockenfeller's drive to second place during yesterday's penultimate DTM round was enough to secure the German his first title in the series with a round to spare despite Farfus recording his second win of the year at the Zandvoort circuit.

The 29-year old's triumph also handed his Phoenix team their second title in three years.The Nurburgring-based squad also steered Martin Tomczyk to a famous title win back in 2011.

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Rockenfeller has scored points in every single round this season along with taking five podiums, a supreme level of consistency which ultimately won him the title.

"I need a few minutes to myself now in order to realize the success," said Rockenfeller after the conclusion of Sunday's race.

"I'd like to thank Audi, Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Timo (Scheider) as well, who helped me today, very much.

"On option tires, I was very fast at the beginning of the race but after Augusto's first stop not fast enough anymore. After switching to standard tires, it wasn't going quite as well anymore but it was still enough in the end."

The newly-crowned King of DTM also paid tribute to the entire Audi squad following what was a turbulent 2012 for the Ingolstadt manufacturer.

"I'm very proud of Audi and the team. After the difficult last year, we worked hard in the winter and improved the car. Being consistently quick and to score points was the key to success."