Although championship leader Paul di Resta goes to his home round of the DTM eager to consolidate his early advantage, Mercedes' remaining Brit pack are also eyeing a successful homecoming for the fourth round of the series.

In all, five drivers hailing from the British Isles will compete for glory around the tight Indy configuration of the Kent circuit, with di Resta and Audi's Adam Carroll being joined by Jamie Green, Gary Paffett and Susie Stoddart.

Although each have endured varied starts to this season's campaign, Green, Paffett and Stoddart, who will be driving 2007, 2006 and 2005-specification C-Class', are nonetheless expecting to impress this year.

Indeed, Green is eager to make up for a lacklustre start to the season that has yielded just two sixth place finishes, while he is also eager to make amends for the victory he lost out on in 2006 when he threw away a maiden DTM win late on in the race with grip problems.

"Two sixth positions out of the first three races were less than I had expected this season," he said. "In my home race a better result must be possible."

Paffett on the other hand has exceeded expectations in his year-old Mercedes, the 2005 Champion becoming the first ever driver to score an overall win in 'used' machinery. With that in mind, he is looking to perform a similar feat at Brands Hatch.

"Fifty kilometres away from my home, there is only one target: I want to score as many points as possible and to show my home crowd a great race, although my car carries again more weight."

Stoddart meanwhile is hoping the crowd will get behind her as she targets a first top ten result of the season in her Mucke-prepared Mercedes.

"I look forward to my home race and hope that with the support of the crowd I will finally finish among the top-ten."