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Stoddart looking to improve `significantly`.

Although most British DTM fans will be celebrating Jamie Green's pole position for the opening round at Hockenheim, many will also be applauding the sterling efforts of Susie Stoddart who will open her campaign in 17th place.

While the Brit will start from the penultimate row of the grid, the 23-year-old emerged as the second best placed rookie in her AutoScout 24 Mercedes C-Class, ahead of former GP2 and A1GP driver Mathias Lauda and also Vanina Ickx, the second of the two female drivers that will line-up this year.

Nonetheless, Stoddart is adamant that she could have been higher had she managed to get a clear lap on a circuit she is unfamiliar with. "We had a good strategy for qualifying; however, I didn't find a clear lap and was not able to show what I'm capable of. In tomorrow's race I want to improve significantly."


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Vanina Ickx and Susie Stoddart will add some glamour to the Audi and Mercedes DTM ranks respectively      [pic credit: DTM media]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Mattias Ekstrom - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Daniel Juncadella - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA [pic credit Mercedes]
Mattias Ekstrom - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Mattias Ekstrom - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Felix Rosenqvist - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team ART [pic credit Mercedes]

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