ByKolles has signed BMW works driver Bruno Spengler to its LMP1 line-up for the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Spengler, 36, will partner Tom Dillmann on board the #4 ENSO CLM P1/01 – Gibson, with a third driver yet to be confirmed.
The 2012 DTM champion, who switched to a campaign in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship for 2020, will be making his debut in the French endurance classic.
The French-born Canadian has already sampled the car at a test at the Nürburgring and will undergo further preparation with a two-day test at Paul Ricard.
Spengler becomes the second BMW factory driver to be loaned out to a different team for the 88th running of the French endurance classic after Aston Martin announced on Tuesday that Augusto Farfus will replace Darren Turner in its GTE Am line-up.
“With the start in Le Mans, a long-held dream comes true”, said Spengler. “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.”
“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”, added 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.”