Mercedes-AMG driver Arjun Maini shall be seeking to declare his second podium end when he competes within the third spherical of the 2022 DTM Championship, set to happen on the historic Imola race circuit in Italy this weekend.
The Bangalore-based driver got here agonizingly near securing his second podium within the sequence on the earlier spherical on the Lausitzring when he completed fourth throughout the first race of the weekend. The Indian driver shall be seeking to go one higher when he will get behind the wheel of the Paul Mercedes-AMG GT-3 run by the Haupt Racing Group.
Maini, who made his DTM debut final 12 months, has displayed quite a lot of tenacity throughout his time within the aggressive sequence and can look to construct on his potential and uncooked tempo as he seeks to maneuver up the championship standings. The Mercedes driver has set a transparent objective for himself with a podium end the goal for the weekend, his administration staff knowledgeable in a launch on Thursday.
“Now we have carried out solidly in latest races, and I might like to again that type up in Imola,” Maini was quoted as saying within the launch.
“Our objective is the rostrum and I’m assured in each my talents and the groups’ to make sure that we obtain our goal throughout this weekend’s race. Imola is such a historic monitor with a mixture of a protracted, straight in addition to some very difficult corners, so it will likely be crucial for us to be on the high of our recreation over the course of the weekend,” he added.
With the stakes set for the weekend, Maini has a major problem in entrance of him. This 12 months’s iteration of the DTM Championship hosts the biggest grid within the championship’s historical past and has already seen the likes of a number of WRC champion Sebastian Loeb make an look.
HRT is presently fourth within the championship, stage on factors with third-placed Mercedes-AMG Group Winward, and the outfit shall be seeking to transfer up the order after claiming the championship final 12 months.