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P4 and a retirement for Gary Paffett at the Nurburgring

Posted 27th September 2015

MB Partners driver Gary Paffett had a strong Race 15 of the DTM season finishing P4 from P14 on the grid at the Nurburgring this weekend. He retired from Race 16.

In the first race of the weekend Gary qualified in 14th position in his #2 EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM car, and moved up a fantastic ten places to finish fourth.

The EURONICS/BWT Mercedes-AMG driver was unable to participate in the second qualifying session after a technical problem in the warm-up, and retired after eight laps.

Commenting on the weekend, Gary Paffett said: “Finishing P4 in race one after P14 on the grid is incredible. Then we had an engine failure on Sunday morning, so we had to change the engine. It was a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. The guys did a great job to get the car back together, but we just seemed to be down on power on the straights. We don't know what's wrong yet."

Ulrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes-AMG DTM, added: "All in all, we are well placed for the start of the season finale at Hockenheim."

Gary remains seventh in the driver championship standings, now with 87 points

The last race weekend of the 2015 DTM season will take place in Hockenheim from 16th-18th October with a home race for Mercedes-Benz.