Bruno Spengler has admitted he will not forget this weekend in a hurry after claiming BMW's 50th DTM victory at the Lausitzring, 20 years after their last.
The French-Canadian, who started from pole position, showed no signs of letting the occasion get the better of him after displaying a faultless drive despite having to fight off Mercedes' Gary Paffett for the entire race.
Spengler's opening victory of the season was also his first in BMW colours after making the move from Mercedes at the end of last season.
The 28-year old said he 'had goose bumps all over' after realising what he and his team has achieved in their early stage of development.
“I can hardly believe it,” said a triumphant Spengler. “On Saturday, the first pole after 20 years, today the 50th DTM race win for BMW achieved by me. I had goose bumps all over. I will never forget this weekend.”
BMW motorsports director, Jens Marquardt, understandably admits that despite his team's strong opening start, a win wasn't expected so soon.
“Most certainly, this is a very special moment which we didn't expect this way,” said an elated Marquardt.
“This fantastic victory by Bruno Spengler is the crown on a week, which was quite something.
“Firstly, we had our strong comeback weekend at Hockenheim, then our maiden pole-position yesterday and today, in only our second race, already the first victory in our new DTM era. This is fantastic, simply unbelievable, absolutely awesome!”
by Simon Evans