Martin: “We didn’t have anything to lose starting from the back of the grid”

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Credit: BMW Motorsport

The Hungaroring weekend was the perfect example of how fortunes can quickly change for a driver in the DTM Series.

In the opening race of the weekend, Maxime Martin had to retire after making contact with his team-mate Tom Blomqvist.

Despite starting from the back of the grid in the second race it was a much better race for the Belgian as he came through to take third place.

Martin was another driver to pit on the first lap, the tactic paid off thanks to him pumping in consistently fast lap times. In the closing stages he battled Audi‘s Nico Muller for the final step on the podium.

By making up these 15 places Martin stood on the podium for the first time this season and also the first time since the Norisring round last season.

“That was a tough race. We didn’t have anything to lose starting from the back of the grid. Which is why we tried something different, and I pushed hard right from the start, to try and get as much out of the race as possible. My team did a fantastic job with the tyres. They lasted to the end and I was able to really put my foot down.”

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