Audi's Edoardo Mortara feels he's better prepared to attack this weekend's Budapest DTM round than he was two-years ago, citing an enhanced level of confidence with the RS 5 as his reason for optimism.
Following his impressive Nurburgring triumph, the Team Abt driver arrives at the Hungaroring as Marco Wittmann's largest threat in the championship race, sitting 33 points behind the BMW driver.
Mortara and Wittmann are the only drivers to win three races apiece so far this season but the Italian has suffered from four non-points scores, in comparison to the German's two.
The Audi RS 5 driver finished just off the podium in fourth during his last appearance to the Hungarian Grand Prix venue after having to recover from his twelfth place qualifying effort.
"Two years ago, I was a struggling a little with the car. But since then, my confidence in the car has grown a lot and things are going really well at the moment," Mortara said.
"We need another good weekend to reduce the gap to Marco Wittmann. My title chances are intact and we're going to battle up until the very end."