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Bruno Spengler says title chance is “very low”

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Team MTEK’s Bruno Spengler has been in resurgent form in the latter half of the 2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season, which has enabled the 2012 champion to have a mathematical chance at taking the drivers’ title.

However, the 32-year-old, who joined Ernest Knoors’ squad this season alongside Timo Glock, was quick to make a point about his chances of taking a second DTM title.

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“My personal chances are very low. To make it clear, I would have to win both races and Pascal would have to hit trouble in both as well,” he explained at the Friday press conference.

“There has to be a lot of events to happen for me to win both, so I actually have no chance at all.”

Spengler has been on the podium six times this year, which includes two second place finishes at Moscow Raceway. This makes him the highest placed driver in the standings with no wins this season.

BMW Motorsport had a difficult beginning to this season’s campaign, which further prompted an investigation into the tyres supplied by Hankook, due to the generic tolerances of the sole tyre compound used.

The Franco-Canadian, who sits fourth in the drivers’s standings on 119 points, admitted that he would like to take another podium this weekend to have a good end to the season, but that there was other pressing business regarding BMW’s lead in the manufacturers’ standings.

“I think that there is something interesting for us, which is the manufacturer title, which we are leading at the moment. So we have to focus on that and push for that.”


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