The DTM faces its first season without Spanish riders
since 2010, the result of the forced march of Miguel Molina and Dani Juncadella.
Both drivers were seen as Audi and Mercedes have been left out of their
official programs in the competition as a result of, among other things, of the
reduction from eight to six cars that will face all brands in 2017. All in all, Dani Juncadella does not walk away from its responsibility and recognizes that 2016 has been the worst season of his career, something that no doubt understand that it has influenced
in the decision of Mercedes to let him out of their roster of riders.
Dani Juncadella has been one of the four riders who have
caused low in the project of the signature of Stuttgart, the entire time that Christian
Vietoris, Felix Rosenqvist and Maximilian Götz have also been left out for
make room for Maro Engel and Edo Mortara and to cope with the reduction of two
Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM grill. With all and in regard to the pilot
Spanish, this decision assumes that it is out of the contest for the first time in
four years: “it Is evident that all influences. 2016 was probably the worst
season of my career, but a large part of what happened is something we still don’t
In this aspect, and in statements to ‘Autosport’, the own
Juncadella recognized not to understand that had happened to finish in 24th, and with
only six points in his locker in 2016: “After changing the chassis and
start from scratch, things started to work. Until then I didn’t get it
very well, I was really taken aback. It is time to look to the future. There are
some options open now, but I need a couple of weeks to find out
what I want to do. I have to find a project that I excite, as well
I’m going to think about it for a few days”.