Bruno Spengler and co-drivers Nicky Catsburg and Tom Blomqvist finished the Spa 24 Hours in 10th position. They were on target for a podium or a top 5 at least, had it not been for a technical problem.

Shortly after a new DTM podium on the Moscow Raceway, Spengler reacquainted himself with the BMW M6 GT3 for the Spa 24 Hours.
This time the Québécois driver was paired with Brit Tom Blomqvist (fellow BMW DTM driver) and Dutchman Nicky Catsburg (WTCC regular).
The qualifying sessions saw the three men reach only 42nd position after an ABS brake failure. Nevertheless, the BMW #98 made a good start and, little by little, good pace coupled with good strategic calls and no errors or penalties saw them make their way into the top 10 by the middle of the night.

At 8 in the morning they even led for a short period of time and had their eyes on a possible podium finish. Unfortunately, around 11 am, Bruno suffered a rear damper failure which obliged him to take the car back to the pits where it spent 4 laps being repaired. The BMW then re-joined the track and finally finished 10th.

“It was a good fight until the morning. The car performed extremely well during the night, especially in the early hours of the morning, and the team did a great job with regards to strategies. This is the reason we climbed through the field. We had such a good level of performance that we thought we might end up on the podium. Who’d have thought that when we qualified 42nd on the Friday night? Then it all went wrong when a technical problem lost us a lot of time. It is a real shame as we fought really hard.”