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Moscow Raceway: Spengler disappointed after Russian woes

Bruno Spengler: It was a disappointing weekend and for me anything but a successful debut in Russia.
Defending DTM champion Bruno Spengler laments his nightmare Moscow weekend which now see's the BMW man fall 27-points adrift of the championship lead.

Spengler could only limp home to a lowly 19th place after colliding with Mike Rockenfeller's Phoenix-Audi team mate Miguel Molina into turn 1 while the current championship leader Rockenfeller cruised home to his second victory of the season.

The Canadian stated his BMW M3 had become 'undriveable' as a result of damage sustained during contact with Molina.

Spengler now faces an uphill struggle to retain his DTM crown as the series heads into final four races with Rockenfeller consistently outscoring the Schnitzer-man while Britain's Gary Paffett also only lays ten-points behind the Canadian.

“As early as the second lap, Miguel Molina hit me and my car spun,” said Spengler.

“That damaged my car and really made it undriveable. Because of this, at no point in the race did I have the pace to go on the attack. All I could do was continue to the end.

“It was a disappointing weekend and for me anything but a successful debut in Russia.”
by Simon Evans


Tagged as: BMW , Bruno Spengler

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