Race 2 at Moscow raceway, the DTM championship’s 6th meeting, saw Bruno Spengler on the third step of the podium, thanks to an excellent strategy by the MTEK BMW team and incisive overtaking manoeuvres.

In contrast, the Saturday had proved very unkind towards Bruno and the rest of the BMW team. Bruno had to make do with 13th in qualifying (1’43”076). Under a veritable monsoon, he ended the first race in 15th position.

Sunday was a different matter. On a dry track, the BMW got going strong again and Spengler, who was 13th in the morning free practice, finished the qualifying session 4th on the grid with a 1’29”371, his best time for the whole year in qualifying.

Race 2 saw the 2012 champion immediately on the attack, behind Robert Wickens’s Mercedes. Given the way the race developed, he delayed his mandatory pit stop until lap 27 and re-joined the track behind Wickens once again. The two Canadians started fighting, Bruno then pulled out a decisive overtaking move on his compatriot to take third place and then proceeded to increase the gap to the group behind him. This was indeed an excellent race for BMW with a 1 to 4 finish.