Thomas Jager drove the Persson team's 2000 CLK to a fourth-place finish after an exciting battle with Ekstrom. Christijan Albers in the second Original-Teile AMG Mercedes was pushed into the gravel by Michael Bartels (Opel Astra V8 Coupé) and finished 17th.
Patrick Huisman in the Eschmann-Stahl AMG Mercedes came home fifth while his team mate Bernd Maylander finished 14th in his DTM comeback after injury. Maylander had improved from 21st to ninth but received a stop-and-go penalty because at the start his team missed to release his car from the airjacks in time before the three-minute sign.
Darren Turner drove the Service 24h AMG Mercedes to a ninth place finish ahead of his team mate David Saelens.
Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Director Norbert Haug commented: ''An exciting race with some too hard and not fair manoeuvres. Peter made an excellent job so that up to now all AMG/HWA drivers have won at least once this season. Compliments to Bernd, he remained cool and did not try to pass Peter by all means. This is the way you have to race if you want to become Champion.”