Author: brunosDTM

Spengler’s bittersweet weekend at the Nurburgring

Despite a podium finish with a third place in Race 2, Spengler feels he was robbed on the Saturday when a crash forced him to retire for the first time this season. Exceptionally, both free practice sessions took place on the Friday, with all BMW drivers struggling to find pace.  However, the qualifying session on Saturday morning saw a change in pace for the BMW M4 and Bruno wound up 4th on the grid with a 1’22’’032 lap. In Race 1 the Quebecois driver got a good start, catching race leader Maxime Martin’s BMW’s slipstream.  Over the next few laps...

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Spengler to remain on the attack at the Nurburgring

This weekend will see the DTM take over the Nurburgring for the penultimate round of the season.  Fifth in the championship rankings, Bruno Spengler will stop at nothing to remain in contention for the title. The Canadian driver has done well for himself over the last few races, having visited the podium three times out of four (third and second places in Moscow and second at Oschersleben).  Since the beginning of the season the 2012 champion has been on the podium five times so far and he intends to climb these steps again this coming weekend. The Nurburgring is...

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New podium for Spengler at Oschersleben

After two podium finishes in Moscow two weeks earlier, Bruno Spengler did it again at Oschersleben this past weekend with a second place in Race 1. A 10th place in Race 2 the following day allowed the BMW driver to consolidate his 5th place in the DTM rankings. Making use of free practice 1 to get into the groove, the Quebecois did the best time in Saturday’s free practice 2 (1’20″163) at the end of a session which had been postponed by a few hours because of severely reduced visibility owing to fog. Which in turn meant a qualifying...

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Double podium for Spengler in Moscow

A 2nd and 3rd place at Moscow Raceway last weekend mean that Spengler now ranks 5th in the championship standings with three rounds to go. Their lack of performance in Austria at the start of August now a distant memory, BMW returned to the front in Russia. At the wheel of his DTM M4 #7, Bruno quickly showed his strength by doing the third best time in Friday’s free practice (1’29″379) before topping the times of the Saturday morning session in the rain (1’39’820). The qualifying session for the first race was a bit of a disappointment for the...

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Spengler in top shape for Moscow race

After the first five meetings of the DTM season, Bruno Spengler stands 8th in the championship and best BMW driver.  Now en route for Moscow Raceway where he finished 2nd last year, the Canadian intends to find his way to the top step of the podium again. Along with the rest of the BMW teams, the 2012 champion has had a tough start to the season, apart from two podiums, 3rd at the Norisring and at Zandvoort. Fresh from several BMW test days that followed a difficult weekend at the Spielberg, Bruno Spengler is ready to tackle Moscow with high expectations for...

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