Audi legend Mattias Ekstrom says he's hungry to clinch a maiden 2014 victory this weekend at Austria's Red Bull Ring as the DTM season enters its second phase.
Ekstrom has been a formidable force in his Abt-run RS5 this season and despite being the eldest of the current crop of Audi drivers, the 36-year old sits second in the DTM title chase acting as Marco Wittmann's main challenge to the championship.
The Swede, twice a DTM-champion, has struggled to rekindle his 2004-07 title winning form in recent years, but an apparent resurgence stemming from his lost Norisring victory from last year could pave the way for championship number three as his fellow Audi-man Mike Rockenfeller's title defence appears to be crumbling.
Ekstrom, who has already finished three of this seasons five races on the rostrum, hopes to go one step further this weekend amid his pursuit of BMW's young Wittmann.
“The Red Bull Ring should actually be a good track for me, if for no other reason than its name – but I've still got some unfinished business with it because I've never been on podium there,” said Ekstrom.
“Even though I've already clinched three trophies this year I feel an increasingly burning desire to hold the biggest trophy and hear the Swedish anthem.”