Monteblanco Test – Day Two

Monteblanco Test – Day Two
24.
February 2016
Monteblanco
The Mercedes-AMG DTM Team continued with testing this Wednesday at the Circuito Monteblanco
  • Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett tested the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM
  • Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers covered 1,312 km in all during the first two days of testing
  • Paul Di Resta: “My impressions of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM are very good so far.”
Date:
Wednesday 24 February 2016
Circuit:
Circuito Monteblanco
Circuit length:
3.357km
Driver:
Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett
Kilometres covered:
668km
Weather:
Cool and cloudy with occasional sunshine
 
DIR
PAF
   
Car No:
3
2
   
Position:
P4
P5
   
Laps:
145
54
   
Best lap time:
1:21.836
1:22.062
   
Monteblanco: Second day of testing for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team at the Circuito Monteblanco in Spain. On Wednesday, the two DTM champions, Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett, both took over the cockpit of a new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM to continue the test work that their Mercedes-AMG colleagues Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens had begun on Tuesday.
Overall, the two Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers completed 199 laps of the 3.357-km track, which equates to 668 km. On the timesheet, they slotted into P4 (Paul Di Resta, 1:21.836 minutes) and P5 respectively (Gary Paffett, 1: 22.062 minutes).
On the first two days of testing, the team covered a total of 1,312 km in the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett will also drive on Thursday which is this week’s final day of testing.
Paul Di Resta: “That was a productive day for us. I covered a lot of laps and was able to complete my planned programme. We as a team can be satisfied. We intend to build on what we’ve achieved tomorrow and gain further insights for Hockenheim. My impressions of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM are very good so far.”
Gary Paffett: “The DTM winter break is quite a long one, so it was really great to be back in the car. Unfortunately, we didn't complete as many laps today as we would have liked. Hopefully, we'll be able to make up for that tomorrow. I'm looking forward to doing more laps in the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM.”
Pos
Driver
Manufacturer
Time
Laps
1
Mattias Ekström
Audi
1:21.429
206
2
Marco Wittmann
BMW
1:21.530
161
3
Jamie Green
Audi
1:21.711
200
4
Paul Di Resta
Mercedes-Benz
1:21.836
145
5
Gary Paffett
Mercedes-Benz
1:22.062
54
6
Bruno Spengler
BMW
1:23.448
125

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