BMW's 2015 DTM season came crashing back down to earth after the 2014 teams' and drivers' champions scored just 11-points at the Red Bull Ring over the weekend.

The Munich marque's season looked to have turned a corner for the better at Zandvoort when the M4 eclipsed the top seven points paying positions during race one but BMW failed to capitalise on that at Spielberg.

Sixth and ninth - courtesy of Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann - was as good as it got for BMW in race one before Timo Scheider's exclusion in race two handed a point to Team Schnitzer's Antonio Felix da Costa in tenth.

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Understandably, BMW's motorsport director Jens Marquardt was far from satisfied of his team's haul of points from the two races.

"On the whole, this has been a very difficult weekend for us," said Marquardt.

"Even in dry conditions on Saturday we did not manage to get the best out of our package, with only Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann finishing in the points.

"A tough qualifying session meant that we were always going to have to rely on strategy to get a good result today. For this to be the case, we would have needed a safety car. That never happened. Therefore, 11th is our best finish. We are obviously not satisfied with that."

2015 has been a stark contrast from previous campaigns for BMW. This time last year, Team RMG's Wittmann was already well on his way to a maiden title but tyre and performance has, so far, put pay to any title aspirations.

Subsequently, BMW are a long way off the summit in all three of the championship battles. Bruno Spengler represents their best chance of silverware and sits eighth in drivers' standings, one point ahead of Wittmann.

"The weekend in Spielberg marks the end of the first half of the season - one that has not turned out as we had hoped," Marquardt continued.

"The highlight was obviously our outstanding victories in Zandvoort. However, the other races showed that we are not where we want to be compared to our strong opponents.

"2015 has been a tough year for us so far. Recent races have shown just how evenly balanced the DTM is. The tiniest of details can make the difference between battling for the win and racing in the middle of the field."