While doing doughnuts at the Mercedes DTM Presentation in Dusseldorf's Konigsallee Bruno Spengler's 5-year old DTM car (a 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM with current C-Class body) caught fire due to an overheated rear-brake. It's only fun till someone gets hurt, so we can continue the laughing and pointing of fingers. Within three minutes the fire brigade had the situation completely under control and the damage is 'repare-able', at least according to Gerhard Unger, HWA's technical director: "The so-called doughnuts put untypical strain on the brakes because of a lack of cooling airstream." If anyone has pictures of the actual event, feel free to send them our way. Short press release after the jump

Bruno Spengler Burns Out DTM Car