Arjun Maini continues to score points - 7th place in chaotic Sunday DTM race

Arjun Maini continues to score points - 7th place in chaotic Sunday DTM race

23.08.2021: Points at his home race again: Arjun Maini finished Sunday's DTM race at the Nürburgring in the points as well. After 38 laps on the 3.629-kilometre short circuit of the Grand Prix circuit, the 23-year-old GetSpeed driver was flagged off in seventh place


Points at his home race again: Arjun Maini finished Sunday's DTM race at the Nürburgring in the points as well. After 38 laps on the 3.629-kilometre short circuit of the Grand Prix circuit, the 23-year-old GetSpeed driver was flagged off in seventh place and thus collected six more points for his DTM points account.

The basis for the strong recovery - after qualifying in wet conditions, only 14th on the grid - was a perfect strategy with an early pit stop. The first half of the race was marked by many scuffles. The safety car was called out twice.



Maini experienced a moment of shock on lap 17 when a collision in the Veedol chicane resulted in a vehicle suddenly standing crosswise in front of him. The Indian kept a cool head and brought the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to a halt in time, thus avoiding a collision. In the second half of the race, Maini took home the points with fast lap times.



The DTM season continues in just two weeks. The second half of the season will start at the Red Bull Ring from 3 to 5 September.




Quotes after the race



ARJUN MAINI "
Seventh place is my best result of the season. We are making good progress. Now I'm looking forward to the two races at the Red Bull Ring in a fortnight."


 

ADAM OSIEKA
"Race two at the Nürburgring was very eventful. Arjun was involved in minor scuffles in the starting phase, but he managed to hold his ground without any damage. After a perfect pit stop and two safety car phases, the main thing was to stay faultless and bring the points home.


 Arjun learned a lot today and we are confident for the second half of the season that we can build on the results from the Nürburgring."



Thorsten Schlottmann- photos DTM



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23.08.2021 / MaP

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