Bruno Spengler capped off his best weekend in the DTM this season, having kept himself out of any trouble during the drama at Moscow Raceway. The 30-year-old ended up finishing second in his Team Schnitzer BMW M4 this afternoon.
The 2012 champion, who now is in with a fighting chance of capturing the title with just five more races to go, firstly congratulated Maxime Martin, who won his first race of his DTM career: “He did not make any mistakes and was very quick. It is a dream result for BMW.”
The Canadian, who now has 41 points to his name, said that he struggled with the option tyres in the beginning: “However, things were much better on the primes. We scored some valuable points towards the championship. That gives me a lot of confidence ahead of the next races.”
Even with the fact that Spengler’s team mate Martin Tomczyk had made up nine places during the race, the fact that any result that lands a driver onto a podium result provides that spurs the team and the manufacturer forwards, as echoed via Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt: “That was a fantastic race for us – the most successful of the season so far. Maxime Martin produced a dominant display and a magnificent race against a great backdrop and in only his fifth race in the DTM.
Despite the fact that it was, at times, hard to keep track of what was going on, this one-two was never in doubt. We once again leave Moscow very happy and are now looking forward to Spielberg.”