Race two disappointment in weekend to forget for Bruno Spengler

Race two disappointment in weekend to forget for Bruno Spengler

Bruno Spengler
Photo: BMW Press Club Global

Bruno Spengler would have a weekend to forget at Circuit Park Zandvoort, as the 2012 champion would score no points, having been eliminated from the running in the second race of the weekend.

The gravel trap at Tarzan was his BMW’s resting place, due to a collision with the incoming Audi RS5 DTM of Jamie Green, which spun the Canadian and beached him on the outside of the track.

Starting from seventh on the grid, it was possible for the Team RBM driver to turn around what had already started as a poor weekend, which looked set to continue following a disappointing start.

Spectators at the circuit were treated to a long battle between Spengler and Green, as the Briton in the Audi started to gnaw away at the rear of the BMW, hoping to getting past.

On lap twenty-one, it appeared that Green was frustrated of being stuck behind Spengler and into the first corner, the Audi driver spun out the 34-year-old after getting onto the brakes too late, picking up a drive-through penalty.

Unable to rejoin the track and with his wheels flinging gravel everywhere, the Canadian had to settle for thirteenth place.

“Starting from seventh on the grid, more was definitely possible. Unfortunately, we lost a lot of ground at the start of the race.

“Then, being hit by Jamie Green and landing in the gravel did nothing to help. I’ll move past this race now and look ahead to Brands Hatch.”