Bruno Spengler

Inducted 2019

 

In 1996, at the age of thirteen, Bruno Spengler climbed into a kart, promptly won the series’ Cadet championship, and has never looked back. He continues to not only race but continues to proudly represent Canada on an international level. After competing in karts, he raced in the 2.0 Formula Renault championship with Graf in 2001 with several victories and a championship before competing in European Formula Three in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he began to race in the prestigious Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, the German-based touring car series which competes on road circuits in Europe. For the next seven seasons, driving a Mercedes-Benz, Spengler garnered nine victories and was second in the series points in 2006 and 2007. Switching to BMW in 2013, he continued to be a dominant driver in DTM, with trips to race in the endurance events of Sebring, Daytona, and Le Mans in the Team RLL GTLMclass BMW. He finished second in the 2015 Rolex Daytona 24 hours, and in 2012 won the DTM championship, winning the last race of the season to take the title. Two years ago Spengler was offered a test in a BMW Formula E car and is the back-up driver for the Andretti BMW FE team along with his DTM driving duties. While he has raced most of his career in Europe, Spengler proudly represents Canada with the Maple Leaf on his racing helmet and suit.