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maggio 06, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz

‘Pink Panther’ Lucas Auer opens the new DTM era with a win in the season opener at Hockenheim

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Successful season opener for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: Four Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMs in the Top Eight

  • Lucas Auer (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) secures second #dtm victory in first race of the 2017 season
  • Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) finishes fourth in his first race for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
  • Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) and Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) place seventh and eighth respectively
  • Lucas Auer: “I had to defend but drive fast at the same time and avoid the slightest error. It really was the toughest race of my career by a long chalk.”
  • Ulrich Fritz: “Today, you saw how tough and competitive the #dtm is. That was exciting #racing at its finest.”

Victory to mark the start of the new #dtm era as #lucasauer (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) wins the first race with the new generation of #dtm cars at #hockenheim on Saturday. This was the Austrian’s second win in the #dtm after taking his maiden victory at the Lausitzring just over a year ago. Auer started Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s 399th DTM/ITC race from pole position in his ‘Pink Panther’ and notched up the 176th victory for the brand with the three-pointed star.

The latest member to join the squad, Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT), finished his first race for the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport #dtm Team in fourth place and just missed the podium. Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) and Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) placed seventh and eighth respectively. Four of the six Mercedes-AMG Motorsport #dtm drivers finished in the Top Eight.

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