Canadian Bruno Spengler captured his second DTM victory of the season when he finished first in the sixth round held Sunday at the Grand Prix circuit of the Nurburgring.
A works driver for the German car manufacturer BMW, Spengler started the meeting on a strong note, taking pole position in front of three Audi A5s.
Spengler, driving a BMW M3 DTM, drove a faultless race to take victory, well supported by this team which planned a perfect race strategy and executed brilliant pit stops.
"I wake up every morning and think about how I can win the next race," said Spengler after the race.
"That is what I live for – my passion - and then I actually win on this weekend, which is so special for BMW. It is unbelievable. We are celebrating 40 years of BMW M. Martin (Tomczyk), with his third place, and I have given BMW a nice birthday present. My car was fantastic today. I had to push unbelievably hard, particularly in the first stint, as the opposition really applied pressure.
"However, I was able to defend my lead. I’d like to say a big thank you to BMW Team Schnitzer. The team once again showed what it is capable of this weekend," Spengler added.
There are four races to go this season.
Race results, Nurburgring:
1 . Bruno Spengler (BMW)
2 . Edoardo Mortara (Audi)
3 . Martin Tomczyk (BMW)
4 . Jamie Green (Mercedes)
5 . Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)
6 . Gary Paffett (Mercedes)
7 . Robert Wickens (Mercedes)
8 . Filipe Albuquerque (Audi)
9 . Timo Scheider (Audi)
10 . Augusto Farfus (BMW)
1 . Gary Paffett (Mercedes), 103 points
2 . Bruno Spengler (BMW), 83
3 . Jamie Green (Mercedes), 81
4 . Martin Tomczyk (BMW), 69
5 . Edoardo Mortara (Audi), 49