DTM 2012

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DTM 2012: Paffett Retires at Valencia, Keeps Lead Heading into Last Race

Despite having to retire at the 28th lap of the race, Gary Paffett was able to retain his lead over the drivers’ standings of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season. The Mercedes-Benz driver’s 127 points off 2 victories and 7 podium finishes are still 3 points ahead of second-placer Bruno Spengler of BMW and 18 ahead of third-place and fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Jamie Green. Spengler placed sixth at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo over the weekend, while Green finished tenth. The race winner was BMW’s Augusto Farfus, followed by Adrien Tambay of Audi and Mattias Ekstrom of BMW at second and third, respectively. The last race of the 2012 DTM season—scheduled… Continue Reading »


Valencia One Of Two Deciding Races For DTM This Season

With only two races remaining in the DTM calender for 2012, Norbert Haug, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport says that the two races in the next 22 days will decide the outcome of the 2012 DTM championship. This weekend, Valencia in Spain will be playing host to the penultimate 2012 DTM event at a permanent track outside the city. Completely resurfaced for this year, the Valencia track is acknowledged to be a challenging venue for both car and driver and the challenge will be how to find the optimum setup. Although team driver Gary Paffett has an eleven point championship lead, now is not the time to relax because teammate Jaime… Continue Reading »


DTM 2012: Paffett Wins Brands Hatch

He came home looking for a victory in a course he knows well—and Gary Paffett delivered. The Mercedes driver took the win at Brands Hatch to secure his second victory in the first three races of the DTM 2012 season, extending his lead in the drivers’ standings and also helping Mercedes extend the team lead. Over 27,000 people were in attendance over the three days of the DTM weekend, and Paffett would not disappoint the home crowd as he brought the win. This was his 19th win in 84 DTM races, giving him a win rate of 23 percent—the best clip among the current crop of drivers racing in the… Continue Reading »


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