Bathgate’s Paul Di Resta continued his frustrating run of performances in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) when he could only manage sixth-quickest in qualifying for tomorrow’s race at the Nurburgring.
The 22-year-old Scot, second in last year’s championship, has struggled to find any form this season and has yet to finish on the podium after a series of disappointing performances.
Di Resta had been looking to start eighth on the grid until he put together a blistering lap in his Mercedes to stop the clock at 1min 23.850secs and edge out the Audis of Markus Winkelhock and Tom Kristensen in the dying seconds.
“I think we’re in for another tough race,” Di Resta admitted today, after seeing Audi’s Martin Tomczyk take his first DTM pole position for nearly two years. “Again we have to hope we can jump everyone at the start and with our race strategy.”
Di Resta heeds into the race fifth in the championship, nine points behind leader Gary Paffett who starts a disappointing 16th on the grid.