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Gary Paffett races in to Moscow for sixth 2015 DTM race weekend

Posted 26th August 2015

Gary Paffett is back on a plane, heading to the sixth race weekend of the DTM season held in Moscow this weekend, with rounds 11 and 12 at Moscow Racing, the third time that the venue has hosted this premier touring car series.

 Situated approximately 80km north-west of the Russian capital, the Moscow Raceway has been a DTM fixture since the 2013 season. The circuit was designed by Aachen-based architect Hermann Tilke and opened in 2012. Since 2014, the 3.931 km version of the Moscow Raceway has been used.

Gary, driving the EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Car No.2 with  EURONICS/BWT Mercedes-AMG (Mercedes-AMG DTM Team ART) said ahead of the weekend, "Moscow is a very different circuit compared to the last ones. It is very flat, with a lot of low and medium speed corners. It's quite a technical track and one we haven't been very successful on in the past. But the pace of the Mercedes, and especially my car, over recent weekends has been very strong and very encouraging. So we are certainly going to Moscow looking to have another strong performance, and I will try to get near the front of the field.

“For the second half of the season, I will definitely try to get more podiums and to get on the top rung after so many times being second or third in the first half. Also, we need to build up the experience of ART. They are still a new team, but they are doing a very good job."

Ulrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes-AMG DTM, adds, "I'm pleased that the summer break is coming to an end and that we'll soon be seeing the DTM cars back on track in Moscow. We have used the time to concentrate further on our performance. We hope that we will also give a good account of ourselves in Russia, just as we have done in the last few races. When you've been leading the driver and team standings up to the halfway mark in the season, it's obviously the intention to keep the championship open for as long as possible."