Paul Di Resta Fourth in German Touring Cars

Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta scored his first points of the season in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) when he finished fourth at the Oscherslaben having started sixth.

A week after he was denied a podium finish in the season’s opener at Hockenheim when a clutch problem with his Mercedes in the second pitstop cost him 30 seconds, the 21-year-old admitted to being satisfied with his points haul.

“Of course I would have loved a podium finish today, but we just lacked a little bit of pace,” the former European Formula 3 champion, explained yesterday (Sun).

“But it’s still early in the season and we’ve got points on the board. The main thing is that we’re moving forward and getting quicker with every race. A podium’s not far away.”

The race was won by Timo Scheider who claimed his maiden DTM victory. The Audi driver finished 1.452secs ahead of team-mate Martin Tomczyk with Canadian Bruno Spengler a further two seconds adrift in his Mercedes and just ahead of Di Resta.


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