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Hawkey closes out positive weekend at Monza


  • Following an excellent debut performance on Saturday, Esmee returned for the second race of the DTM season

  • The 23-year-old qualified 16th on the grid for the race

  • A stunning first stint saw Esmee climb the order, with brilliant overtakes on Arjun Maini and Timo Glock

  • Climbing into the top ten during the pit cycle, Esmee made her stop on lap eight

  • Rejoining 14th, the Brit was locked in a tight pack of cars

  • She took the chequered flag in P17 to round out a successful debut weekend in the series



“After a great day yesterday, I was really looking forward to getting back out on track today. I was a bit disappointed in myself in qualifying as I left some time on the table during the final sector on my fast lap, I think I was just overly cautious and not wanting to push too hard and make a mistake. The fact I was disappointed with P16 today shows how quickly I'm getting to grips with the step up to this level."

“I really enjoyed the first half of the race, I was able to get my elbows out a bit and really push myself. My pace was really strong, I was able to overtake Glock quite quickly and I had a great battle with Maini and Rockenfeller just before my pit stop so I was fired up and really giving it my all. After my stop, I kept pushing but tyre degradation meant our pace dropped off more than we would’ve liked so that’s something we’ll look into between now and Lausitzring. Overall, it’s been a really positive weekend and I’ve learnt so much which I can’t wait to put to good use next time. As always, a huge thanks to the team for their support and efforts this weekend - the only way is forward from here.”

Images courtesy of DTM & Jürgen Tap Photography..

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