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Norisring: Di Resta: Norisring can't come quick enough

HWA Mercedes driver Paul di Resta is hoping for a change in fortune at the Norisring this weekend after slipping down the DTM standings.
HWA Mercedes' Paul di Resta arrives at this weekend's Norisring round hoping to 'rejoin the race' for the DTM title fight having slipped down the order in recent races.

The ex-F1 driver has only scored six-points since leaving the Hockenheimring as the championship leader, dropping him to sixth in the standings - 15 points adrift of his Mercedes C63 team mate Robert Wickens.

Di Resta's lean run was compounded after the Scot failed to register any points during the two previous Lausitzring races.

“The Norisring can't come quick enough for me after a tough weekend at the Lausitzring. I now hope to have a successful weekend in Nuremberg and rejoin the race for the title," said Di Resta.

"The team have prepared well for the track as they do every year, and my focus is on finishing as far forward as possible.”

Since 2002, Mercedes - apart from Mattias Ekstrom's infamous Parc fermé incident costing Audi the win in 2013 - have won every single race on offer around the streets of Nuremberg.

However, Mercedes DTM boss Ulrich Fritz insists their colossal record doesn't mean this weekend's action will be a 'forgone conclusion'.

“We lead the championship once again as we travel to the Norisring just as we did in the run-up to Spielberg and the Lausitzring," said Fritz.

"While that makes us feel really good, if you look closely at the scores in the standings and take into account that Robert has now taken the lead from Paul, then you begin to quickly realise how close everything is.

"For us, the Norisring is like our front room. Nowhere else have we been as successful in the DTM, so we have set ourselves extremely ambitious goals for the coming weekend. However, we are also aware that anything can happen in the DTM. The races will certainly not be a foregone conclusion.”




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Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit Mercedes Media]
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Paul di Resta - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA  [pic credit Mercedes]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
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Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Timo Scheider - Audi Sport Team Phoenix [pic credit Audi]

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