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Oschersleben 2005: Paffett's second win of year.

Allan McNish and Laurent Aiello came in sixth and seventh respectively, the latter though was slowed by a bizarre incident on the opening few laps.

"My passenger door opened early in the race," he explained, "therefore, I was hampered by a massive oversteer. Following my first pit stop, my car handled really well and I could make up ground. After my second stop, I even succeeded in matching the pace of the leaders. Altogether, I'm really pleased with the result."

The final point went to Marcel Fassler.

Of the rest, Spa winner, Mika Hakkinen was a notable retirement. He was hampered early on by a mulled pit stop and a short time afterwards - on lap ten - he went off the 'island'. The car was damaged in the incident and he returned to the pits and retired.

Former F1 rivals Jean Alesi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen also had less than rosy races, coming home in 13th and 14th places respectively.

The next DTM race will be held on July 17 at the Norisring - the only street circuit on the schedule.



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Motorsport / DTM / Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft: 5. Lauf Norisring, (7) , Gary Paffett (GB), AMG-Mercedes (HWA), AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse , Sieger des DTM Rennens,  Foto: HOCH ZWEI
Gary Paffett - HWA Mercedes-Benz
Gary Paffett celebrates his first DTM race win for Mercedes
AMG Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
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Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit Mercedes]
Vitaly Petrov - Mucke Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Gary Paffett - HWA Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit Mercedes]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe AMG [DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe AMG [DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG [pic credit: DTM Media]

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