Audi's Jamie Green isn't letting himself get discouraged over losing ground to Marco Wittmann in the DTM title race at the Nurburgring.

The Team Rosberg driver recovered from dropping down to fifth to secure his fifth podium finish of 2016 but was ultimately unable to trouble BMW's Wittmann, who took an unchallenged third win of 2016.

Green had run third in the early stages but while letting his Audi team mate Edoardo Mortara past into third, the Brit became vulnerable to Daniel Juncadella in fifth and subsequently dropped behind the Mercedes after making a small error.

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As the battle tightened ahead of him for second, Green sensed his opportunity and muscled his way back past Juncadella for fourth.

Having failed in getting past Tom Blomqvist, Mortara later repaid the favour to Green, allowing the latter back up into third behind the two BMWs.

"It was clear that Tom Blomqvist would make life difficult for us. When I wasn't able to overtake him I was hoping for Edo (Mortara) to manage it. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for him either," said Green.

"Later, in the duel with Daniel Juncadella, I made a small mistake, but was able to correct it again. In the title race, everything remains open - there are still five races to go and 125 points to score."

Although the gap between himself and Wittmann may have extended, Green is now within one-point of surpassing the Mercedes of Robert Wickens for second in the standings.