The 2023 DTM season came to a close at the Hockenheimring, with an impressive crowd of 88,000 spectators. René Rast treated fans to a remarkable comeback in the Sunday race, climbing from 23rd on the grid to secure a third-place finish. Sheldon van der Linde wrapped up his last DTM race for now with the number 1 finishing in fourth place. He had already congratulated his successor, Thomas Preining (Porsche), for his title win after the qualifying session. Marco Wittmann concluded a disappointing for him season with ninth and 17th-place finishes in the two Hockenheim races.