This year the 2012 champion starts his 14th season in the super prestigious DTM championship and he intends to play a lead role at the wheel of his RBM Team BMW M4.
In addition to winning the championship title in 2012, the Canadian driver also won 15 races and took pole position 18 times. Even though he is now a DTM regular, Spengler’s will to win is as strong now as in his early days.

“I’m always excited to go racing, especially in such a high profile championship. In a way, it will feel like a fresh start for everyone since the regulations have been tweaked to allow more overtaking manoeuvres. It will be new to all of us and we will see the results this weekend.”

As always, the Québécois is aiming at finishing on the podium and he made a strong impression when he set the quickest time across four days of pre-season testing at Hockenheim last month.

“We did a mega job in pre-season testing. We followed our program without encountering any real issue. Now we just have to wait for this weekend’s results to see exactly where we are at.”

“Last year we had a lot of ups and downs. There were good things with a win and several podiums. But we started the year with a new engineer and we had to build a relationship from scratch. It had an influence on the team morale because the relationship between the driver and his engineer is very important in racing. I am glad to see some kind of continuity this year so we can reap the fruits of last year’s labour.”

Spengler won twice at Hockenheim in previous years.