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Bruno Spengler switches from a DTM to a North American IMSA array in 2020.

Munich. Bruno Spengler (CAN) will barter a BMW M4 DTM for a
BMW M8 GTE subsequent season, when he will competition in a IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship. This pierce sees Spengler move a curtain
down on a gorgeous DTM career, that has spanned 15 years and 195
races and constructed a horde of highlights. The Canadian’s greatest
success came in 2012, when he won a Drivers’ Championship in the
BMW Bank M3 DTM.

 

Spengler’s initial competition as a unchanging motorist for BMW Team RLL in a BMW
M8 GTE is only around a corner. He will contest in a 24 Hours of
Daytona (USA) during a finish of January. Spengler will also sojourn a
haven and exam motorist for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in a ABB FIA
Formula E Championship.

 

“Very few drivers have had as large an change on a DTM as Bruno
Spengler has in a past 15 years,” pronounced BMW Group Motorsport Director
Jens Marquardt. “In winning a pretension in his initial deteriorate for BMW in
2012, he achieved something that nobody believed probable during a time.
In doing so, he warranted a permanent place in a story of BMW
Motorsport. Of a 122 DTM races he has contested for us, he won
seven. His latest feat during a Norisring final deteriorate was another
unequivocally romantic one. The fact that he pennyless a 1000-point symbol in his
15th deteriorate in 2019 underlines a superb standing that Bruno has
warranted for himself in a DTM. Nevertheless, we were of a opinion
that 2020 is a right time to conduct in a new instruction together for
a entrance years. This preference was not an easy one for us. However,
as we do during a finish of each season, we took a unequivocally tighten demeanour during our
patrol of drivers and are assured that Bruno, with all his
experience, can assistance us make swell in a IMSA series. He will also
be used as a haven and exam motorist in Formula E. we am happy that we
are means to keep Bruno as a profitable member of a BMW family. We will
safeguard that he can bid a estimable farewell to BMW fans in a DTM subsequent year.”

 

“Firstly, we am apparently unhappy that we will no longer be racing
in a DTM in 2020,” pronounced Spengler. “I had a illusory time for 15
years, during that time a DTM became partial of my family. we have been
racing in a DTM for roughly half of my life. In my 195 races, we have
enjoyed some illusory success – above all, of course, my pretension win
with BMW during Hockenheim in 2012. This pretension win will perpetually be very
closely related to Charly Lamm for me. As a sportsman, we would
apparently have favourite to have stranded around for a few some-more years. I
would like to take this event to appreciate all my mechanics and
engineers who we have worked with all these years, and with whom we have
distinguished so many successes. Even yet it has come as something of
a warn to me that we won’t be contesting my 16th DTM season, I’m
looking ahead. we feel right during home in a BMW family, am about to
face a new challenge, and am prepared to write a new section in my
career. we know a BMW M8 GTE, BMW Team RLL and some of a circuits
in North America. As such, we consider we will find my feet fast there.
For me as a Canadian, it will positively be a prominence to line adult during a
genuine home competition for a initial time in a prolonged time, during a competition at
Mosport in a summer. we will unequivocally skip a DTM fans. we am looking
brazen to observant ‘goodbye’ to them in 2020.”

 

Spengler primarily gathering for Mercedes in a DTM between 2005 and
2011, during that time he twice finished runner-up in a Drivers’
Championship. When BMW returned to a array in 2012, he switched
manufacturer and soon won a pretension during a initial try in a
thespian season. During his DTM career, Spengler won 16 races, secured
stick position 18 times, and done it onto a lectern 51 times. In
total, he amassed 1,024 points.