DTM: Canadian Bruno Spengler back new DTM race format

Canadian race car driver and 2012 DTM champion Bruno Spengler is happy with the new, two-race format of the DTM meetings for 2015.

“That is something new for me. In the eleven years I have been racing in the DTM, I have never contested two races on one weekend,” Spengler explained.

“It is fantastic for the fans. We are offering them even more action and twice the show. I can well imagine, that the races will be even more competitive. And it goes without saying that we drivers are always happy to spend more time in the car.”

Spengler will start the new season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening round if the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Spengler will be co-driving a BMW Z4 GTLM for BMW Team RLL.

“It all kicks off on Tuesday, when I fly to the USA. I have never driven in a 24-hour race - except in a kart. The preparation test a week ago gave me the opportunity to tackle the Daytona International Speedway at the wheel of the BMW Z4 GTLM for the first time,” Bruno Spengler explained.

“It was great fun, but is very different to sitting in a DTM car. However, the guys at BMW Team RLL made it easy for me to find my feet quickly in the BMW Z4 GTLM. I am now very comfortable with the car. The amount of traffic at a 24-hour race is also new to me. Furthermore, I have never raced at night. All this makes Daytona a real challenge for me. However, we are well prepared and have a great squad of drivers. Despite this, it is hard for me to say what to expect. Maybe we can discuss that 20 hours into the race,” the Canadian declared.

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