Audi travel to the Norisring with the aim of winning around the streets of Nuremberg for the first time since Laurent Aiello's 2002 DTM triumph.

Along with Mercedes and BMW, Audi have already won two races so far this season courtesy of Edoardo Mortara's season opening Hockenheim win before Miguel Molina opened his account last time out at the Lausitzing.

While Audi currently trail Mercedes and BMW in the drivers' and manufacturers' standings, the RS 5 once again looks a formidable title challenger with three of its drivers sitting within the top-five of the championship.

Head of Audi's DTM operation Dieter Gass hopes his contingent of RS 5's can eliminate their home circuit jinx by finally returning to the top step at the Norisring.

Team Abt's Mattias Ekstrom did win on the road in 2013 but a bizarre post-race Parc ferm? incident saw the Swede stripped of his victory.

"We always enjoy returning there [at the Norisring] - not least due to the special atmosphere. Consequently, not having won in such a long time at the Norisring is all the more painful," said Gass.

"The many 'Audians' traveling to Nuremberg every year deserve finally seeing an Audi victory again - even though, as always, it's going to be extremely difficult again."