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luglio 02, 2017

First race at the Norisring: Bad day for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport

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Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) and Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) in the points

  • Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) fought his way up into a points-scoring position from 14th on the grid
  • Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) secured his 100th points-scoring finish in the DTM
  • Ulrich Fritz: “We had definitively intended to do more today. We will definitely hit back tomorrow.”

The Norisring in Nuremberg is hosting the #dtm this weekend for one of its highlights of the season. In a tough race on a drying track, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport #dtm driver #edoardomortara (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) fought his way up into sixth place from 14th on the grid after his pit stop. However, he was then spun by Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) and lost several positions. Rockenfeller was handed a drive-through penalty for the incident. Mortara finished the race in eighth place in the points, coming home just behind Jamie Green (Audi) in P7.

Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) in P10 also finished in the points, achieving his 100th top-ten finish in the #dtm. Gary is now second behind Audi driver Mattias Ekström (136) for points scoring finishes by current #dtm drivers.

Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm SILBERPFEIL Energy) crossed the finish line just outside the Top Ten, placing 11th and 14th respectively. The first race of the weekend was over after just a few seconds for both Lucas Auer (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) and Robert Wickens (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) as they were knocked out in quick succession following several contacts at the start.

Looking ahead to race 2: The eighth round of the 2017 #dtm season starts on Sunday at 17:23 CEST (live on ARD TV at 17:25 CEST). Third practice will take place before that at 11:40 CEST followed by the second qualifying at 14:00 CEST (live on One at 13:55 CEST). During each race weekend, we will provide live timing data, live commentary, fan voting and exclusive behind-the-scenes videos of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport #dtm Team on our website at: www.mercedes-amg-motorsport.com/dtm.

More information on the press release