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Bruno Spengler claims third DTM win

Monday, September 17 2012 by SNTV
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    Bruno Spengler claimed his third victory of the DTM season on Sunday, the Canadian steering his BMW from pole to the chequered flag at Oschersleben in Germany.

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    Bruno Spengler made the most of his third pole position of the season at Oschersleben on Sunday - the Canadian getting away quickest from the front of the grid for the 51 lap race.

    Edoardo Mortara's race did not last long - the Italian forced to retire his Playboy Audi A5 on lap six after an early collision with Ralf Schumacher.

    As Schnitzer BMW driver Spengler built a healthy lead, a real battle was developing behind him - defending DTM champion Martin Tomczyk and Timo Scheider going side by side in the tussle for ninth position.

    Christian Vietoris was also trying to make his presence felt - but a momentary lapse saw the Mercedes-Benz Bank driver drop further down the field.

    Tomczyk was forced out on lap 20 - the German retiring after his BMW started overheating.

    Gary Paffett pushed Spengler hard after their respective pit stops towards the end of the race - the HWA Mercedes driver reducing the gap to within 0.6 seconds of his rival - close, but not close enough to be able to overtake.

    It meant that Spengler took the chequered flag for the twelfth time in his career - moving him up to second place in the DTM championship behind Paffett.

    Paffett's team mate Jamie Green took third spot.

    DTM moves on to Valencia on September 30th.



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