The opening round at Hockenheim did not favour Bruno Spengler or his BMW team mates. This weekend however will see the DTM return to the Lausitzring for the second round of the season. This track has generally been kind to the Bavarian constructor and the Quebecois driver, who hopes to make the most of this weekend’s two races.

The Lausitzring is one of Bruno Spengler’s most vivid memories in the DTM. It is there that, in 2012, he took his first win for BMW, shortly after the marque’s return to the DTM. It was also BMW’s 50th overall victory. From Bruno’s point of view, it was his second win on the German circuit (after 2010) and also his 5th podium there. Unfortunately, over the last two years, the BMW Bank driver was not as lucky but he is determined to be at the top again this weekend.

“Although the last two races at the Lausitzring have not been ideal for me, I always have fond memories when I return to the circuit. I will never forget that first victory with the BMW Bank M3 DTM in the 2012 season. That was an awesome experience for me. This year, it is important for us to qualify higher up than we did in Hockenheim. I am certain we will be able to get some good results again then”.

At Hockenheim, Bruno finished race 1 in 11th position after starting from 17th and race 2 in 9th position after an 11th best time in qualifying.The opening round at Hockenheim did not favour Bruno Spengler or his BMW team mates. This weekend however will see the DTM return to the Lausitzring for the second round of the season. This track has generally been kind to the Bavarian constructor and the Quebecois driver, who hopes to make the most of this weekend’s two races.

The Lausitzring is one of Bruno Spengler’s most vivid memories in the DTM. It is there that, in 2012, he took his first win for BMW, shortly after the marque’s return to the DTM. It was also BMW’s 50th overall victory. From Bruno’s point of view, it was his second win on the German circuit (after 2010) and also his 5th podium there. Unfortunately, over the last two years, the BMW Bank driver was not as lucky but he is determined to be at the top again this weekend.

“Although the last two races at the Lausitzring have not been ideal for me, I always have fond memories when I return to the circuit. I will never forget that first victory with the BMW Bank M3 DTM in the 2012 season. That was an awesome experience for me. This year, it is important for us to qualify higher up than we did in Hockenheim. I am certain we will be able to get some good results again then”.

At Hockenheim, Bruno finished race 1 in 11th position after starting from 17th and race 2 in 9th position after an 11th best time in qualifying.

Après une manche d’ouverture difficile à Hockenheim pour Bruno Spengler et l’ensemble des pilotes BMW, le DTM aborde sa deuxième étape ce week-end sur le circuit du Lausitzring. Un tracé qui a souvent souri par le passé au constructeur bavarois et au pilote québécois, lequel entend bien reprendre les devants à l’occasion des deux courses présentées samedi et dimanche.

Pour Bruno Spengler, le Lausitzring constitue l’un de ses souvenirs les plus marquants en DTM. C’est là que, en 2012, il signait la première victoire de BMW, deux courses seulement après le retour de la marque à l’hélice en DTM. BMW décrochait par la même occasion son 50e succès dans la discipline. Pour le Canadien, il s’agissait là de son deuxième succès sur le tracé allemand (après celui de 2010), et la cinquième fois qu’il y concluait une course sur le podium. Si les deux dernières éditions du Lausitzring n’ont guère souri au pilote de la “Black Beast” BMW Bank, ce dernier sera bien décidé à retrouver le haut du classement ce week-end.

“Même si les deux dernières courses sur le Lausitzring n’ont guère été idéales pour moi, je garde toujours de bons souvenirs lorsque je reviens sur le circuit. Je n’oublierai jamais cette première victoire avec la M3 DTM BMW Bank en 2012. Ce fut une expérience incroyable pour moi. Cette année, il sera important pour nous de nous qualifier mieux que nous l’avons fait à Hockenheim. Je suis certain que nous pourrons dès lors accrocher de bons résultats”.

A Hockenheim, Bruno Spengler s’est classé 11e de la course 1 après s’être élancé du 17e rang, puis 9e de la course 2 après avoir signé le 11e temps en qualifications.