Di Resta edging closer to DTM return

Di Resta edging closer to DTM return

16 December 2013 – Paul di Resta looks set to make a return to Germany's DTM series next season, which he won in 2010.

Last Thursday, it was confirmed that the 27-year-old Scot had lost his drive at Force India, with the Silverstone-based team instead opting for a fresh driver line-up of Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez.

While 2013 team-mate Adrian Sutil secured a drive at Sauber, di Resta was linked with the Ganassi IndyCar outfit – where cousin Dario Franchitti raced before his recently announced retirement – and a DTM comeback.

But the latter now appears to be on the cards, after Ganassi announced Ryan Briscoe as its final driver for 2014.

"I'm not in a position to say what I'll be doing next year," di Resta told The Scotsman, "but one thing I know definitely is that I'll be in a competitive car, in a series I know I'll be capable of not only winning races, but also the championship."

Di Resta contested three Formula 1 seasons for Force India, picking up personal best fourth place finishes at the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix and this year's Bahrain Grand Prix.

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