ByKolles Racing has signed the Canadian Bruno Spengler for its LMP1 programme in 2020.
The 2012 DTM-Champion will make his debut in LMP1 and with the ByKolles team at Spa’s WEC race next month before contesting the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours on 19/20 September. It will be the 36-year old’s first start at Le Mans.
Spengler will join Tom Dillmann aboard the Gibson-powered CLM as the team rejoins the WEC after being elevated from the reserve list for their current LMP1 car ahead of a planned 2021 campaign with their new Le Mans Hypercar.
“Our team is facing its tenth start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“At this small anniversary we want to make every effort to achieve a good result in the hard-fought LMP1 class“, says ByKOLLES Head of Operations Boris Bermes.
“Bruno is well experienced and is familiar with all the tricks of the trade in motorsport. He has been successful everywhere and no doubt he will showcase his outstanding abilities in the LMP1 car as well.”
Spengler has already sampled the Enso CLM P1/01 during an extensive roll out at the Nürburgring.
In preparation for the start at Le Mans, the Canadian will conduct a 2-day test in Le Castellet (France) and take part in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) 6-Hours of Spa-Francorchamps race.
“With the start in Le Mans, a long-held dream comes true“, says the 36-year old who scored 16 wins, 18 pole positions and nearly 1000 points during his extensive DTM career.
“I know Endurance Racing, I’ve raced at the Nürburgring and have taken part in the North American classics in Daytona and Sebring. Now finally my debut at the greatest endurance race will follow. I was born in Alsace, France. The desire to go to Le Mans is naturally born so to say.”