Former F1 podium winner Vitaly Petrov feels he is getting closer to breaking his points' duck in the DTM with just two rounds of the season remaining.

The former Renault-Lotus-Caterham F1 driver made the switch to touring car racing with Mercedes in 2014, Petrov becoming the first Russian driver to compete in the German-based series.

However, Petrov has struggled to adapt to the demanding rigours of the series and after eight rounds of ten he is yet to crack the top ten - the only driver of 23 yet to do so.

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However, following his season's best 12th place finish at the Lausitzring, Petrov is hopeful the final two rounds at Zandvoort and Hockenheim will yield more success

"The previous race weekend at the Lausitzring showed that we are on the right track. Whilst I've still got a lot to learn, progress was apparent in the last race. Zandvoort is a very taxing circuit with challenging uphill and downhill sections.

"We must look out in particular for the sand blown in on the wind, which can make the tarmac very slippery. This promises to be an exciting weekend for me as a driver and for the fans in the stands."