Audi's Jamie Green has labeled his run to eighth place during the second Oschersleben DTM race as 'one of the best performances of his career'.

Starting the race in 14th, the Team Rosberg faced a mountain to climb but a decent launch from the line saw Green gain two positions before the end of the opening lap.

The opening corner pile-up - which sent two of his Audi team mates into an early retirement, whilst bringing out the safety car - temporarily halted Green's charge until a forcefully opportunistic move on Bruno Spengler reengaged the Brit's rise up the order.

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Green eventually picked his way through to eighth to score Audi's only points of the afternoon, capping off what has largely been a weekend to forget for the contingent of RS 5's.

"Even though I was racing a little outside the limelight, Sunday's race has been one of the best in my career," said Green.

"I worked my way through the field and, from position 13, made up five places. Although I lost one of the front winglets in the starting tussle, which cost me some downforce at the front, I managed two successful maneuvers against Spengler and Vietoris.

"In addition, my team delivered a superb pit stop, which no doubt played a crucial part as well in scoring points."

Coming into the weekend, Green - and most of his Audi team mates - carried around 30 kilos more performance than the race winning BMW's runner's, which proved to be particularly punishing around the twisty Oschersleben circuit.

"Like all Audi drivers, I was struggling with the high performance weights on board. Now we can reduce some weight, which should be helping us in the final spurt for the title."

Unsurprisingly, Audi's head of DTM Dieter Gass says he glad to see the back of a weekend, which has been 'hard to digest'.

"All of our drivers will now be able to unload between 7.5 and ten kilograms. We need to make optimum use of that at the N?rburgring," said Gass.

"Here at Oschersleben, we were with our back against the wall due to the performance weights. That's hard to digest, but that's the way the rules are in the DTM this year. We're very happy that this weekend is behind us and are looking ahead."