Berger: “Paffett und Mercedes are merited champions“ | DTM
2018-10-14 14:45:00

Berger: “Paffett und Mercedes are merited champions“

Berger: “Paffett und Mercedes are merited champions“

After the seasons final of the DTM Gerhard Berger, chairman of the DTM organisation ITR, said: “Congratulations to Gary Paffett and to Mercedes. They have done a good job and they made it at the end. At this time, I would express my sincere thanks to Mercedes. Mercedes has done very much for the series: for 30 years, they were something like the backbone of the DTM and have been a part of the series in highs and lows. Mercedes has always been a hard and fair competitor and a good partner off the track. I feel sad to see them go, but perhaps, we will meet again in the future. I am certain that they are leaving with a tear in their eyes.”

“Congratulations also to Audi and René Rast, who have recovered extremely in the last races,” Berger added. “It was a tough battle between Audi and Mercedes, between René, Gary and Paul Di Resta. In the last race, BMW was strong again, too, and we had the three brands on the podium.”

Berger’s summary about the season was very positive. “I am looking back upon a great season. Mercedes leaving the series regularly came up as a topic, but with the luxury sports car brand Aston Martin, there are great new perspectives for the future of the series. The most important thing: we have delivered a super product for the fans this season. Most of the races were really thrilling and like last year, the champion was unknown until the final race.”

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