Year two of the new age brought some worrying things. First, it wasn't easy to get the minimum of 10 cars per class, and secondly it became clear that a turbo engine was a necessity in division 2 as well. The main contenders this year were Hezemans, Gelo-Porsche, and Ertl, Schnitzer-BMW turbo. Both Kremer and Wollek were a bit off-pace this year, Max Moritz had a string of bad luck and the other Loos cars shouldn't have been a threat for Hezemans. Ertl's opposition had their weaknesses as well; the Zakspeed Escort was outdated and the new turbo Capri was both late and unreliable - but it was blindingly fast. Winkelhock's new HAT team bit off more than they could chew, and Höttinger had made enormous progress but the title was a step too far yet.
So it came to a showdown to the finish, but Hezemans' retirement at the Norisring shattered his chances; his row with teamboss Loos in Zolder and Heze's openly flirt with Martini-Porsche did not help matters either. With a second place at the last race (and the first win for Heyer and the Capri) Ertl won the championship.