The Nordschleife of the Nürburgring can always be expected to spring a surprise. Frédéric Vervisch in round one of three was on course for points when a piece of debris on track destroyed the radiator of his Audi. In race two the Belgian from Audi Sport Team Comtoyou improved from position nine on the grid to third place. He secured his podium place after a slipstream duel at Döttinger Höhe and the crucial overtaking manoeuvre shortly before the chequered flag fell. In the final race, number three, Vervisch celebrated second position.