Di Resta shows well, pit stop problem denies him DTM win

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The pressure has got to be growing on Tonio Liuzzi as Paul di Resta finished a strong second in Sunday’s DTM race — and he likely would have won but for a pit stop problem.

Here are a few details, including Susie Stoddard scoring her first DTM points:

At the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, under the eyes of the prime minister of the state of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, Canadian Bruno Spengler scored his first DTM race win of the season. After his second places at Hockenheim and Valencia, the Mercedes-Benz driver extended his lead in the points’ standings. With 26 points, he is ahead of his Scottish fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Paul Di Resta (17 points), who crossed the finish line in second place. Di Resta led for the best part of the race, but lost the lead after problems with the left rear wheel change during the second pit stop.

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For the first time in her career in the DTM, Scottish lady racer Susie Stoddart scored points with her AMG Mercedes C-Class. After a great recovery from twelfth place on the grid, the 27-year old scored two points for finishing seventh. “Today’s points are a way to thank all those who kept their faith in me and kept supporting me”, said a delighted Stoddart.

I’m going to stick with my prediction: Di Resta in a Force India car for the entire weekend at Silverstone.

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