DTM 2021: Arjun Maini set to race for Mercedes AMG Efficiency Staff GetSpeed

DTM 2021: Arjun Maini set to race for Mercedes AMG Efficiency Staff GetSpeed

Maini, who might be behind the wheel in a Mercedes AMG GT3, will thus turn into the primary Indian to take part full time within the German touring automotive sequence, which might be happening between June and October this yr.

DTM 2021: Arjun Maini set to race for Mercedes AMG Performance Team GetSpeed

File picture of Arjun Maini. Picture courtesy: Arjun Maini

Rising Indian racing star Arjun Maini is about to characterize the Mercedes-AMG Efficiency Staff GetSpeed within the 2021 season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM).

Maini, who might be behind the wheel in a Mercedes AMG GT3, will thus turn into the primary Indian to take part full time within the German touring automotive sequence, which might be happening between June and October this yr.

“I’m completely delighted to be driving for Mercedes-AMG with Getspeed in DTM. My first actual expertise of the championship got here in 2015 after I was competing in Components 3 and we drove on the identical weekend as DTM. The ambiance was one thing I had by no means skilled earlier than. I really feel privileged to lastly dwell out considered one of my desires.

“The sequence enjoys a tremendous repute world wide and is the right alternative for me to check myself towards speedy GT3 drivers,” mentioned the previous Haas F1 Staff Growth Driver, who’s presently backed by JK Racing.

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, welcomed Maini’s entry into the touring automotive sequence, which can encompass eight rounds and 16 races in a number of European nations, together with Germany.

“It’s a second of immense satisfaction and pleasure for us at Mercedes-Benz India, that Arjun Maini is collaborating within the upcoming 2021 DTM season, driving the thrilling Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Mercedes-AMG Efficiency Staff GetSpeed. He would be the first Indian to compete within the DTM and it’s extremely satisfying to see Indian racers making their spectacular mark by competing towards the perfect of motorsports skills internationally,” mentioned Schwenk.

The opening spherical of this yr’s DTM, which can function GT3 automobiles for the primary time, takes place between 18 to 25 June in Monza, Italy. The sequence then visits the Norisring (2 to 4 July), Lausitzring (23 to 25 July), Zolder (6 to eight August), Nurburgring (20 to 22 August), Pink Bull Ring (3 to five September) and Assen (17 to 19 September).

The Hockenheimring in Hockenheimring, Germany, will host the grand finale from 1 to three October.

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