BMW Gets Second DTM Season Win at the Nurburgring

After an absence of nearly 20 years, BMW is back in the German DTM racing series and they have already grabbed their second win of the season, at the Nurburgring. The man who took the specially modified BMW M Performance Parts M3 DTM to the checkered flag, 28 year-old Brune Spengler managed to cross the line some 6.7 seconds ahead of Edoardo Motara’s Audi.
This is BMW’s second win of the season, following Spengler’s first win, at Lausitzring and it came after a race in which he started from pole and led from start to finish of the 49-lap race. He was also recorded as having achieved the fastest lap, with a time of 1:25.185 minutes. This is BMW’s first win at the ‘Ring since 1990, when an M3 of the period took the checkered flag with Emanuele Pirro at the wheel.

Jens Marqardt, BMW Motorsport Director said “That is an absolute dream result for us. Bruno Spengler’s second victory for BMW after yesterday’s pole position, coupled with third place for Martin Tomczyk, were the icing on the cake on a perfect race weekend. I am unbelievably proud of the whole team. We could hardly have wished for a better present on the 40th birthday of BMW M. Bruno controlled the race from start to finish. Martin was able to fight his way onto the podium from fifth on the grid, thanks to a great strategy and a nice overtaking manoeuvre. The pit stops worked perfectly. BMW Team Schnitzer and the Nürburgring are simply a perfect match for each other. A Schnitzer BMW M3 was also responsible for the most recent BMW win in the DTM on this track almost exactly 22 years ago. That was our ninth DTM triumph at the Nürburgring, and one that we will celebrate accordingly.
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