BMW Motorsport boss Jens Marquardt believes his squad are 'well placed' to regain their DTM manufacturers' crown but refuses to discount the threat from Mercedes and Audi at the Hockenheimring.

The M4 squad have recovered from an indifferent start to the year and currently enjoy a healthy 51-point margin over Mercedes in the manufacturers' battle while Audi trail a further 29-points back in third position with two races left in the season.

Praising his BMW squad's 'passion and team spirit, Marquardt says the M4's supreme level of performance midway through the year was key in sparking their championship revival.

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"After problems early on in the season, we have shown passion and team spirit to fight our way back into the thick of things. The big milestones on this journey were obviously our five victories in Zandvoort, Oschersleben and at the N?rburgring," said the BMW Motorsport boss.

"We are now well-placed to win the Manufacturers' Championship for the third time since our comeback in 2012. We currently top the standings, and will do everything in our power to ensure we remain in first place after the final race of the season and take the trophy for the best manufacturer back to Munich again.

"However, we have a great fight ahead of us. The opposition is within striking distance. We must all pull together again for one final push to get good results in both races. We are certainly well-prepared for the finale. The atmosphere in Hockenheim will definitely be fantastic again."

Aside from the manufacturers' fight, Team MTEK's Bruno Spengler still has a mathematical chance of winning his second DTM drivers' title.

A crucial third place finish at the Nurburgring has kept the Canadian within 50-points of championship leader Pascal Wehrlein but Spengler admits his prospects remain slim.

"Hockenheim is one of my very favourite circuits. The atmosphere at this year's season-opener was fantastic. It is obviously impossible to predict what this weekend has in store for us," said Spengler.

"We still have a very slender mathematical chance of winning the Drivers' Championship. Even though this is extremely unlikely, one thing is certain: we will do our best to give one big final push at the end of the season."