Audi's Mattias Ekstrom has set himself the target of maintaining his DTM points lead ahead of Pascal Wehrlein by scoring two podium finishes this weekend at Oschersleben.

The Team Abt driver moved back ahead of Wehrlein in the points battle during the second race at the Moscow Raceway after previously falling behind the Mercedes F1 reserve driver, who won the opening race.

A typically forceful manoeuvre on BMW's Maxime Martin for the final step on rostrum at Russia boosted Ekstrom's point's haul by a further three as the Swedish veteran chases a third DTM title.

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"Obviously, it's great to be traveling to Oschersleben as the leader of the standings, but I'd like to leave again as the leader as well," said Ekstrom.

"But winning there won't be easy. My goal is to clinch two podiums. Positions in the top five would be okay, but scoring points twice the minimum."

Ekstrom hasn't won at Oschersleben since beating his then Audi team mate Martin Tomczyk in the wet conditions during the 2011 season.

"I remember the wet race well. I'm always delighted to return to Oschersleben," Ekstrom continued

"Even though I've still got to wipe out an old score: I've never managed a perfect weekend there on a dry track."

Additionally, Team Phoenix's Timo Scheider returns to action this weekend after serving his one race suspension for his part in the 'push him out' debacle.