Edo Mortara is the great signing of Mercedes in the DTM


they Say that “when the river sounds, water bears” and what is certain is that in the DTM your flow rate should be almost infinite. The German Championship of passenger Cars do not know to keep secrets, and after confirming that in 2017 there will only be six cars per brand, the other big rumor that was circulating through the paddock of the competition was made real. Edo Mortara has become the new driver of the Mercedes in a move that will allow you to ride one of the six Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM that will liza HWA the next season after finishing as runner-up in the category in 2016.

In just 24 hours, Mercedes-AMG has made three moves and expects to remove the aftertaste bitter of the discreet debut of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM, which dispenses with the services of Mücke Motorsport and ART, puts all the meat on the grill giving the control of their six cars to the team HWA, and now confirmed the signing of Edo Mortara, one of the great assets of the DTM in recent seasons. However, the Italian has closed in 2016, with a total of five victories and eight podiums, in what has been his best season in the contest.


After confirming his signing, Ulrich Fritz has shown its satisfaction for having Mortara: it Is fantastic that we can finally confirm the signing of Edo Mortara by Mercedes. The agreement with the city of Edo was signed some time ago, but we wanted to wait at the end of the season to announce this signing, as a sign of respect towards Audi Sport. We can now announce that a challenger for the title joins Mercedes. With Edo does not only have one of the most experienced pilots there are in the contest, but also a very good person who will fit in our team. Are eager to work with him“.

Mortara landed in the DTM season 2011 after winning the F3 Euro Series with Signature. The Italian managed to score in his first season two podium finishes with the Audi A4 DTM Team Rosberg, in addition to achieving two victories and one podium finish additional a year later with the Audi A5 DTM. After promoting to Abt Sportsline, the Italian has won in speed and regularity until such a point to always be among the top five in the championship three years in a row. Now, as a runner, tab for Mercedes, although they still must compete in the FIA GT World Cup in Macau with the Audi R8 LMS as a last service to the brand that has seen him grow.