Paffett looks ahead to the return of the DTM to the Adria International Raceway

The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series has extended its existing calendar by one round this year, with a return to the Adria International Raceway in Italy on October 31st.

British DTM driver Gary Paffett last raced at the circuit in the 2004 DTM series where he finished in 4th position and is looking forward to returning for round ten of the 2010 Championship.

"It is a fun little circuit of which the first half consists of only straights and three hairpin corners which can provide some good overtaking opportunities during the race;" commented Paffett.

"It is a fairly short and narrow circuit and I expect the racing to be very close. I also expect the lap times in qualifying to be very close together;" continued Paffett.

Paffett is only one of five current DTM drivers to have raced at the Adria International Raceway and is pleased to be making a return to the Italian circuit.

"It is a long time since we have been there so it will be interesting to see what all of the drivers make of the track as there will only be a few of us that have been there before;" commented Paffett.

"It is great that the DTM is returning to race in Italy again and I hope that when we go there that I will be in a position to be fighting for the Championship;" continued Paffett.

Gary Paffett currently lies fourth in the Championship with 19 points and seven rounds to go. Paffett and the DTM series will next head to the Nurburgring for Round 5 of the Championship on the 8th August.

-source: Gary Paffett