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GetSpeed Enters with Mercedes-AMG for Maini

Arjun Maini to become first Indian driver in DTM working driving for GetSpeed…

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GetSpeed Performance has entered the DTM with a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo to be driven by prototype racer and ex-FIA Formula 2 Championship driver Arjun Maini.

GetSpeed, which primarily runs factory-supported Mercedes-AMGs at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, is set for its highest-profile GT3 sprint racing program to date off the back of prior outings in International GT Open.

The German squad’s DTM entry features a green, white and orange Indian flag livery for Maini, who is set to become the first driver from his country to compete in the series.

Maini switched from F2 and single-seaters to sports cars in 2019 when he represented RLR MSport in the LMP2 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and European Le Mans Series.

He then made a couple of ELMS appearances the following year with Algarve Pro Racing, before securing a full-season Asian Le Mans Series drive with the new Algarve Pro-supported Racing Team India operation last month.

23-year-old Maini’s role in the DTM will signify his first race experience in GTs.

“Really excited for this new chapter in my career, to be racing in the DTM as a Mercedes-AMG driver with the GetSpeed Performance team,” said Maini in a social media post.

“As always, it’s a very proud moment for me to be the first Indian racing in the DTM championship. I think, together with the team, hopefully we can push to get some really good results.”

GetSpeed is the fourth Mercedes-AMG outfit to commit to the DTM after GruppeM Racing, Winward Racing and Haupt Racing Team.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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