Bruno Spengler prepared for full schedule in 2019

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Bruno Spengler prepared for full schedule in 2019
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Dec 17, 2018, 5:32 PM

Former DTM champion, Canadian Bruno Spengler will be a busy man during the 2019 motorsport season.

Bruno Spengler, BMW M4 DTM
Bruno Spengler tests the BMW M4 DTM two-litre turbo engine
Bruno Spengler, BMW Team RBM
Podium: Second place Bruno Spengler, BMW Team RBM
Bruno Spengler, Andretti Formula E Team
Bruno Spengler, Andretti Formula E Team

Bruno Spengler will contest the full 9-round DTM season, driving the black BMW Bank-sponsored BMW M4. The new car meets the new Class 1 regulations that call for a two-litre turbo engine in DTM.

Spengler has collected 14 wins, 17 pole positions and scored 38 podium finishes since he started his DTM career in 2005. He clinched the 2012 title with four victories.

“I’m very happy and lucky to experience such a major change in regulations in my career,” Spengler told Motorsport.com. “To switch from a normally aspirated V8 engine to a 600 horsepower four-cylinder turbo motor represents a foremost change in era.

“I tested the development turbo car twice and things went pretty well, but there’s still a work of work to do. There’s just one final test to perform in March before the season begins.”

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Spengler will also race in United States as he will contest the 1000 Miles of Sebring at the FIA WEC, March 13 to 15, 2019.

Finally, the 35-year-old Canadian has been named as the test and reserve driver of the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team in the ABB Formula E series.

“I’m really pleased to get involved in Formula E. I’ll be doing a lot of development work of the new car but I will not attend all the races as there are conflicting dates with the DTM, and DTM remains a priority for BMW and I.”

 

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Series DTM , WEC , Formula E
Drivers Bruno Spengler
Author René Fagnan