The brilliant winner of the fourth race this season was Jamie Green from Audi Sport Team Rosberg who had just barely missed pole position by 0.027 seconds in an extremely close qualifying session. Having started from position three, the Briton overtook the BMW of Tom Blomqvist and afterwards went on to chase the quickest driver in qualifying, Robert Wickens in a Mercedes-Benz. On the 31st of 43 laps Green pulled off the crucial overtaking manoeuvre at the end of the start-finish straight. Subsequently, Green managed to pull clear of his immediate rivals, control the pace and celebrate a dominant 15th victory in his DTM career.
A sensational race with an aggressive strategy made Mattias Ekström advance from grid position eight to second place. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline called the Swede into the pits for the tyre change after just one lap. In spite of his extremely early stop, Ekström set consistently fast lap times up until the end and six laps before the finish overtook Robert Wickens as well.
Mike Rockenfeller, Nico Müller and René Rast in positions five, six and seven completed the Audi festival at the Lausitzring.