Liam Lawson is pleased to bounce back from a horrid race on Saturday at Zolder with another DTM podium overnight.
Post-race penalties promoted the Kiwi to third in the weekend’s final race at the Belgian circuit.
He also finished five places ahead of championship leader Kelvin van der Linde, stealing back valuable points in the title race.
The result was a strong redemption for Lawson, who was eliminated in a crash on lap one of the weekend’s opener – a race which van der Linde won.
“I’m really happy for the points,” Lawson said.
“After yesterday’s race, which was really disappointing, I’m happy to be on the podium and take some points back to Kelvin because we lost some points this weekend which is not ideal.”
Lawson was left feeling that he could have battled for the win in last night’s affair despite the podium.
An overcut strategy should have allowed him to battle the leading crop of cars.
Instead, staying out an extra few laps meant he re-joined the race a handful of seconds behind the front runners.
“I’m a little disappointed as we were fighting for the lead coming out of the pits.
“[We] just missed a little bit of pace on those further laps that we did in that first stint, and that cost us a couple of seconds.
“But happy with the points and happy to be on the podium after yesterday.”
Lawson has ten more races this season to nudge himself past van der Linde in the driver’s standings.
The current margin between the pair is 20 points, with a maximum of 28 on offer for each race.
However, Lawson persists that his primary goal each weekend is to bag as many points as he can, then he’ll think about the title.
“Plenty of rounds left and it is not worth focusing [on the championship] too much,” he said.
“Every weekend, you go in and try and get as many points as possible.
“So, it was nice to have done that today.”
Lawson’s next DTM round will be at the Nürburgring on August 21-22.