DTM 2012: Green 4th, Paffett 7th

Ryan Joseph Ramos August 27, 2012

Jamie Green reclaimed the number 2 spot in the drivers’ standings of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season after finishing fourth at the Zandvoort race. With 93 points, Green overtook Bruno Spengler of BMW, who had 91 points after finishing sixth in the race.

Gary Paffett still leads the drivers’ standings even despite an uninspiring 7th place finish. Race winner Edoardo Mortara of Audi moved up to fourth in the standings.

While it’s been two consecutive disappointing outings for the Mercedes-Benz teams in DTM, starting from the Nurburgring race right after the midway break, the automaker still leads all of the three DTM categories: drivers, teams, and constructors. The Paffett-powered THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz HWA Team leads all teams, 39 points ahead of the closest competitor, which is Mercedes AMG.

“It’s time now to focus on the remaining races,” said Green. “We are in the top positions, P1 and 2, in the championship so Gary and I have a very good platform for the last three races of the season.”

The next race is on September 16, at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany.

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