DTM drivers Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler will team up with Alex Zanardi at the 24-hour classic in Spa-Francorchamps for BMW Motorsport.
The 67th running of the marathon at the “Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps” will take place on 25th-26th July 2015.
Zanardi, Glock and Spengler will share the cockpit of a specially modified BMW Z4 GT3. All three drivers have been permanent fixtures in international motorsport for many years and have celebrated huge success in various race series. Spa-Francorchamps will mark the first time that the trio takes on the challenges of a 24-hour race together.
The car will be run by the ROAL Motorsport team, with which Zanardi made his highly acclaimed return to racing back in 2003 after losing both legs in an IndyCar crash in Germany.
Various modifications to the car make it possible to complete the driver changeovers between Zanardi, Glock and Spengler within the shortest time possible. The engineers at BMW Motorsport are also working together with the drivers to ensure the steering wheel, seat and pedals are perfectly positioned.
“I am really looking forward to the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps,” said Canadian Bruno Spengler, the 2012 DTM champion.
“I drove the 24 Hours of Daytona in January and really enjoyed it. But the fact that BMW is now giving me the opportunity to race alongside Alex in a BMW Z4 GT3 is amazing. It really is an honour for me to be part of this team. This project will be a great experience for me, and I am very motivated. Alex, Timo and I are a good team and I can hardly wait to compete together.”
In preparation for the endurance classic, Zanardi, Glock and Spengler will race in the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on 19th and 20th June. The three BMW works drivers will then take part in the official test for the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on 24th June.