DTM Championship: Arjun Maini equals best performance of 4th in penultimate round at Spielberg
The Indian racer had to start from the 10th spot even though he had qualified seventh due to a penalty incurred in the previous race.
Spielberg, Austria: Indian racer Arjun Maini overcame tricky conditions to equal his best finish of fourth place in the penultimate round of the DTM Championship in Spielberg, Austria.
Arjun had qualified seventh but had to start 10th due to a penalty from the previous race.
Sunday’s race, which was completely wet, went much better and Arjun was able to bring the car across the finish line in fourth spot.
Arjun pitted at the very end of the Pit Window to take a chance on the drying conditions and went out on slick tyres with 15 minutes left on the clock.
While he came out in P3, he fell back to P12 as the tyres were taking time to get heat into them. Towards the last few laps, he was able to recover several positions to equal his personal best result in DTM which was achieved in the second round earlier this year. In the standings, Arjun is placed 18th with 24 points.
The last weekend of the DTM championship will be held at Hockenheimring between 7-9 October.
Maini, who will be behind the wheel in a Mercedes AMG GT3, will thus become the first Indian to participate full time in the German touring car series, which will be taking place between June and October this year.
54 champions across nine principal categories were awarded at the event
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