Esteban Muth avoids contact and achieves his best result in DTM!

Esteban Muth avoids contact and achieves his best result in DTM!

23.08.2021: The 2021 DTM reached the halfway point of the season this weekend at the Nürburgring. It was a hectic, even wild meeting, which allowed Esteban Muth to distinguish himself by avoiding all the crashes of Race 2 with, at the end of the contest, his best res


The 2021 DTM reached the halfway point of the season this weekend at the Nürburgring. It was a hectic, even wild meeting, which allowed Esteban Muth to distinguish himself by avoiding all the crashes of Race 2 with, at the end of the contest, his best result since his recent debut in this high-flying international competition!
 


It was a weekend of two halves for the young Belgian driver for the T3 Motorsport team in the Eifel. On Saturday, for the first time this season, things were really complicated and Esteban had to settle for an honourable mention. “We never really found the grip in the tyres and we lacked top speed,” explained Muth.



“As a result I could only manage 14th place in Race 1. This was followed by a long meeting with the team to try to turn things around for Sunday's race. And we went in the right direction....”
 


On Sunday morning, Esteban placed his Lamborghini Huracan in 10th position in Q2... which left him just a little frustrated. “I was in fourth place for a while, but I was having radio problems, so I could not communicate with the team,” explained the young driver. “After my first run, I wanted to reduce the tyre pressure, but I was not able to let them know.”
 
 
 
The best was yet to come however, despite a chaotic flight! “It was a totally crazy race, which started with a crash which I had to avoid, and that put me back in 17th position,” described Esteban. “Then I gained ground by applying a fairly simple strategy, which consisted of avoiding any contact!




And on Sunday, some people clearly went crazy! I went back to the pits very early for the obligatory pit stop, and that was the right solution. In the end, I crossed the chequered flag in 5th place. Although I was rather annoyed by the way the race went, the final result is my best in the DTM. A Top 5 finish now calls for a first podium place, and together with the team we are continuing to work towards that result.”
 


Now ranked 12th in the championship, Esteban will be at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, on the first weekend of September. It is a track which he knows, having tested there for a full day. “But we already know that nothing will be easy in Styria,” said Esteban.



 “It is a circuit where top speed plays an important role. And that is precisely the weak point of the Lamborghini. But as we saw on Sunday, a race must always be run before any conclusions can be drawn. So let's head for Austria!”
 
 
 

 

 photos Marc Hilger AutoMobilSport.com
 

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