Current DTM champion Bruno Spengler (BMW) will be starting fifth
Winner of 2012 DTM Drivers’ Championship returns to Montreal for upcoming Auto Show
Bruno Spengler will join BMW Group Canada at this year’s Montreal International Auto Show to help welcome the new premieres, as well as to commerorate his recent DTM Drivers’ Championship. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from DTM, BMW Motorsport returned with great success, thanks in large part to Spengler and his teammates, claiming the drivers’, manufacturers’ and team titles. The 29 year-old Spengler has been active in DTM racing since 2005, and hopes to continue the success he had during the 2012 season.
F3 Euro Series Annual Report Media Facts 2012
Since its foundation back in 2003, the Formula 3 Euro Series represented the stepping stone to Formula 1 for more than two dozens of young talents – as test or GP drivers. Among them Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, both World Champions and the current top stars at the pinnacle of motor racing. Meanwhile, another eleven of the best Euro Series hopefuls succeeded in securing a cockpit in the most popular international touring-car series, DTM.
Bruno Spengler (BMW) will be starting from pole position into the eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.
In the fourth qualifying heat, Spengler set the fastest time of 1:20.916 minutes with his BMW M3 DTM. For Spengler, it is the 14th pole position of his DTM career. Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) will be lining up alongside him on the front row of the grid. The Brit came within 0.086 seconds of Spengler’s time.
PUMA announced today it has entered into a new multi-year partnership with BMW Motorsport.
The global Sportlifestyle brand has become the Official Supplier of team and racewear for all BMW Motorsport racing operations, including DTM, ALMS and various high-profile long-distance races such as 24h Nürburgring. PUMA will also assume the role of Exclusive Licensed Partner for BMW Motorsport for the product categories of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories.
Martin Tomczyk (Audi) is the new DTM champion. In the ninth DTM season round at the ‘Circuit Ricardo Tormo’ in Spain, the German wrapped up an early title in the most popular international touring car series. As Martin Tomczyk becomes the first driver in DTM history to win the DTM crown in old spec machinery.
Bruno Spengler finished 7th, now 2nd in the standings behind Tomczyk
Heavy rain resulted into a really thrilling race with numerous position changes in the seventh DTM season round at Brands Hatch in the UK. With his 2008-spec Audi A4 DTM, Martin Tomczyk became the dominant race winner and also toppled Canadian Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) from the lead in the drivers’ standings. “This was an incredibly exciting race.
Bruno Spengler 2nd, Still 1st in the championship
A good start, a faultless race and two quick pit stops. The sixth DTM round of the season at the Nürburgring couldn’t have been better for Swede Mattias Ekström. After 49 laps, the Audi driver scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. For the 2004 and 2007 DTM champion, it was already his 15th race win in the most popular international touring car series.
End game atmosphere in Munich’s Olympiastadion
In head-to-head duels at the 1.192 kilometres long track, the 18 DTM drivers showed the spectators thrilling motorsport action. Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler made it all the way from the round of the last 16 to the finale and won the decisive battle against Audi driver Edoardo Mortara, who had been unbeaten until then.
The 27-year old defended his first position from start to finish and thus claims back the lead in the battle for the title.
Now that was nothing for people with weak nerves. In the fifth season round of the DTM at the Norisring, heavy rain determined the drivers’ tactics. Canadian Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler did it perfectly.
Spengler has now taken over runner-up position in the battle for the title after finishing 3rd
So far, Tomczyk is the surprise of the 2011 DTM season. With his 2008-spec Audi A4 DTM, Martin Tomczyk again outpaced the competition and a fortnight after his victory in Spielberg, he also won at the Lausitzring. Brandenburg’s prime minister Matthias Platzeck presented the new points’ leader with the winner’s trophy.
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