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Spengler joins BMW for next season

Bruno Spengler leaves Mercedes to become BMW's third confirmed driver for next year's DTM season
Bruno Spengler has been announced as BMW's third confirmed driver for the Munich marque's comeback DTM season.

Spengler will leave Mercedes after completing seven seasons for the three pointed star, and joins Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus in the BMW line-up.

During his time at Mercedes, Spengler notched up nine victories while narrowly missing out on the championship on four occasions, making him one of the most respected drivers on the grid.

That consistency and experience made Spengler one of the main targets for BMW as it evaluated drivers for its programme, with motorsport director Jens Marquardt pleased to get his man.

“Outside our current line-up, Bruno Spengler was one of our top choices," he said. "Despite his youth he has a lot of DTM experience, which will greatly assist us during our development phase and on race weekends.

"For this reason, we did not hesitate when the opportunity to sign Bruno up arose. We have yet to decide which of our three teams he will drive for. That will be announced at a later stage."

BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG will all enter two cars next season.

by Simon Evans



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Frank - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 3:45 PM

Spengler failed three times to win the championship when he was in a position to do so. BMW have signed up somebody who can't handle the pressure. Tomczyk is out of contract at Audi so maybe BMW will buy him as well. For a Bavarian like MT it would be quite fitting to drive for BMW. BMW should perhaps looks at some of the Audi drivers who might be out of a seat for 2012.

mark - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 2:43 AM

Great news! I'm sure Bruno will do his very best to earn the DTM championship for BMW and himself! Too bad more Canadians don't know more about this superstar.



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