DTM Stars Bruno Spengler and Edoardo Mortara Star at the Munich Olympic Stadium
Michele Mouton’s Race of Champions Concept is well known at the end of the season where different motorsports champions compete against each other. For the first time the DTM held a “Show Event” at the Munich Olympia park Stadium. Last year the event had already been announced for this season at the traditional Norisring event. On Saturday the spectators saw a fantastic Final between Bruno Spengler and Edoardo Mortara. It was so competitive that it ended without any difference. 0.00.00.0! Can you imagine? Therefore both the Audi and Mercedes driver had to compete against other once again. The Italian won. “I was just a bit quicker” Mortara said. Bruno Spengler: “This is a great variation from the regular DTM races and I really like it.” In the semi-finals both had beaten Mike Rockenfeller and Renger van der Zande.
On Sunday it was the opposite way. Bruno Spengler did beat Mortara. The Audi driver made a slight mistake within sight of the chequered flag and hit the barriers. It stopped the Final and Spengler was the winner. Mortara: “I have given everything and I only made one mistake this weekend. Too bad it happened in the Final” Winner Bruno Spengler: “I felt being on a different planet. I was having great fun” On his way to the overall win he had beaten his fellow Mercedes Benz drivers Vietoris, Green and Audi driver Molina. On his way to the final Mortara did beat Van der Zande, Coulthard, and Stoddart.
Former F1 drivers David Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher ended in the walls. 54.000 spectators watched fantastic motorsports entertainment. The organizers ever consider this concept to be a championship counting round next year!!
Another highlight was the announcement of BMW’s official DTM comeback in 2012 on Friday!