BMW Team Schnitzer Team Principal Charly Lamm is pleased to have seen his driver Bruno Spengler claim his and the teams’ first Pole Position of the 2013 DTM season.
Spengler’s Pole Position was the 36th for BMW in their DTM history and their first of the 2013 campaign.
“That is our first pole position of the year – and I am really happy,” explains Lamm. “We noticed in free practice that, given the right circumstances, this could be our day. Bruno Spengler soon found a very good rhythm here in Spielberg.
“A huge compliment goes to the engineers, who really came up with a very good set-up for these conditions. The combination of Bruno and the BMW Bank M3 DTM was impressively strong today. Dirk Werner was only a few thousandths of a second off making it into Q3. For him too, anything is possible tomorrow.”
Reigning Champion Spengler secured his 15th career Pole in DTM and his fourth at the wheel of the BMW M3 DTM but he explains that getting Pole Position is only half of the job.
“I am over the moon about this pole position – my first of the season,” adds the delighted Canadian racer. “Qualifying was sensational. I had a fantastic car and was able to push in each phase. The BMW Bank M3 DTM did exactly what I wanted it to.
“However, we have only done 50 per cent of the job,” he warns. “The points are not up for grabs until tomorrow. The guys behind me have DRS and will be doing everything they can to overtake me.”
Team-mate to Spengler in the BMW Team Schnitzer outfit is Dirk Werner and he will start the third round of the 29013 DTM in 11th, having just missed out on the third part of qualifying.
“That was amazingly close! That would have been my first time in Q3 this season, so it is a real shame. However, the car was good and 11th is not a bad place to start from. I am optimistic about the race,” said Werner.