BMW works driver Bruno Spengler to race for BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert in Hockenheim
BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert is getting VIP support at the season finale of the ADAC GT Masters on 3rd and 4th October in Hockenheim (DE): BMW DTM driver Bruno Spengler (CA) will race alongside Dominik Baumann (AT) in the #80 BMW Z4 GT3 powered by HUAWEI and support the Austrian as he battles for the drivers' title. Spengler is standing in for Jens Klingmann (DE), who will contest the season finale of the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) in Road Atlanta (US) for BMW Motorsport the same weekend. Like in Daytona (US) and Sebring (US) at the start of the year, Klingmann will once again support his BMW colleagues in an endurance race in the BMW Z4 GTLM.
Spengler, who won the drivers' title in the DTM with BMW in 2012, contested his first race in the BMW Z4 GT3 at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BE) this year, and delivered a strong performance alongside BMW DTM colleague Timo Glock (DE) and BMW brand ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (IT). A few weeks later, he visited BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert at the Nürburgring (DE) and had his first taste of the ADAC GT Masters.
Timo Frings (Team Manager): “It is fantastic for us that Bruno Spengler, one of the most well-known and best BMW works drivers, will race for us at the season finale of the ADAC GT Masters in Hockenheim and stand in for Jens Klingmann. I have known Bruno for a long time and we have a great relationship. He has already shown impressively this year that he is also a very fast racing driver in the BMW Z4 GT3. BMW has given us an outstanding substitute for Jens.”
Bruno Spengler: “When BMW Motorsport asked me if I would be able to stand in for Jens and drive the BMW Z4 GT3 at Hockenheim, I said yes straight away. I am really looking forward to working with BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert and Dominik Baumann. They are still fighting for the title in both the drivers' and the team standings. It goes without saying that I will do my best to support my team-mates. I have got to know the BMW Z4 GT3 quite well this season and the Hockenheimring is almost like my front room after all these years.”