Arjun Maini is the first Indian to score points in DTM Championship

Maini said that it had been a long time coming, but he was happy to finally get his first DTM points

NEW DELHI Arjun Maini of Mercedes-AMG achieved yet another milestone in his racing career as he became the first Indian to collect points in the DTM Championship.

Maini, who is sponsored by Omega Seiki Mobility and J.K.Tyre, exhibited great maturity by finishing 10th and seventh in the two races conducted at the renowned racing track.

Arjun Maini thrilled after a series of misfortunes

After a string of misfortunes, the Mercedes-AMG driver finally had a racing weekend without any on-track misfortunes, and he took advantage of it by driving a calm and measured race throughout both of the weekend’s races.

Arjun Maini said he was thrilled with how the weekend went. He added, as per news agency ANI, that it has been a long time coming, but he was glad to have earned his first DTM points.

All praise for GetSpeed team

He also expressed a lot of thanks to the GetSpeed team as he believes their pit-stop was the second-fastest of the weekend, and “this result would not have been possible without their relentless efforts”.

Maini, who was racing for the GetSpeed team, failed to put together an Ideal lap and could only start Race 1 in 12th place. As the vehicles made their way around the first lap, the Indian made a fantastic escape, gaining several positions.

However, an incident involving another Mercedes driver Max Bukh resulted in the Safety Car being deployed, meaning the Indian had to do it all over again. Maini gained even more spots after the restart, placing himself in the top 10.

Unfortunately, tyre wear concerns hampered Arjun Maini’s progress, and the Mercedes driver was forced to nurse his vehicle to a 10th finish. On Saturday, history was created, but there was more to come on Sunday.

Displayed amazing maturity amid a tumultuous race

A dripping Maini piloted a GT3 racecar for the first time under rainy weather circumstances during the Qualifying 2 session. Maini failed to qualify within the top 10 despite his best efforts, leaving him with a mountain to climb in the second race of the weekend, which he began at P14.

In what turned out to be a tumultuous race that saw nine cars retire, the Mercedes-AMG driver displayed amazing maturity. In reality, it was a wise move by Maini’s GetSpeed racing crew that made the difference, as an early and well-executed pit-stop saw Maini gain a number of positions over the course of the race, finally claiming his best finish in the gruelling German race series.

Aasif Ganaie

Aasif is a journalist and a news enthusiast based in Jammu & Kashmir. He voyages to explore and uncover the stories More »

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