Spengler: “We can really enjoy this now”

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Bruno Spengler claimed his first victory in the DTM Series in nearly four years on Saturday as well as BMW‘s first at the Norisring in 25 years.

This also marks BMW’s first win of 2017.

Spengler was the quickest man in Friday practice before going on to claim third on the grid.

The Canadian benefited from pole man Maxime Martin and Rene Rast, who was second on the grid getting poor getaways from their grid slots.

From there Spengler did not look back as he drove to victory.

“I am absolutely delighted with this win. This is my fourth victory at the Norisring – and the first win here for 25 years for BMW. I am very proud to have achieved that today – and am really pleased for the whole team.”

BMW have struggled over the opening rounds of the season, having to look on as Audi and Mercedes traded victories every race.

Due to the nature of the Norisring, with it being a street circuit the racing is always closer than anywhere else meaning this was the opportune place to fight their way back into contention.

“They have worked so hard for this, and it has not always been easy for us. However, it finally worked out today. We can really enjoy this now.”

Spengler had been hoping to continue this form into Sunday’s race but a puncture that had occurred whilst attempting to overtake Loic Duval after the safety car restart and relegated the Canadian to the back of the field.

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