Arjun Maini driving a Mercedes-AMG with Team HRT narrowly missed his first podium finish of the season in only his third race of the 2022 DTM Championship.
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After starting sixth in a very competitive qualifying session, Maini made a good start and was able to move up to fourth during the first lap of the race. A quick stoppage from the team saw him move briefly into third, ahead of Lucas Oyer. However, the Maine’s cooler tires mean it’s back in fourth, a position it would hold until the checkered flag.
Featuring 29 drivers, the 2022 DTM Championship is not only the largest grid in DTM history but also a very competitive grid with some of the world’s best talent from GT3 participating. Due to its competitive nature, 21 cars qualified within one second of Qualifying 1 and 23 cars within one second of Qualifying 2.
Maine’s second qualifying session was jeopardized by a red flag 4 minutes before the end of the match, with the Indian failing to set a lap time when the session was halted. He eventually qualified for 14th and lost some places when he went into a corner while grappling alongside several cars. However, he managed to recover to finish 13th in race 2.
Arjun Maini, Mercedes-AMG GT3 #36 said: “It was a mixed weekend for me. P6 in qualifying and P4 in the race on Saturday. We had a good pace and good pit stops. There was then a turbulent qualifying on Sunday, which means I I finished starting from the bottom in P14. In the end I came back home 13, not perfect, but I feel positive and I’m looking forward to Imola.”
“I would like to thank OSM (Omega Seiki Mobility) for supporting me in this highly competitive series.”
The next DTM racing weekend will be held in Imola, Italy on 18-19 June 2022.
While the DTM Championship will be broadcast live on Eurosport, the FIA Formula 3 Championship will be broadcast live on Star Sports Select HD2 in India.
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