World Endurance Championship title challenger Benoit Treluyer says he is eager to get Audi back to winning ways around the Shanghai International Circuit, even if he admits the venue doesn't suit the R18 e-tron.

A disappointing weekend last time out in Fuji has handed the initiative back to Toyota in the overall standings, with Treluyer and team-mates Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler slipping 29 points adrift of Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson in the drivers' reckoning.

Also eight points shy of its Japanese rivals in the manufacturers' standings, Treluyer is hoping his #2 car can repeat its win in China from last season, even if he feels the current model won't be well suited to it.

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"At Shanghai in 2013, we made a strong showing. The pace was right. Now we'd like to continue that, even though we know that this is no mean feat because the track doesn't suit our current car. In the battle for the title, the crucial stage is coming up now. Of course we're going to give everything to come home with trophies."

A substantial market for Audi as a manufacturer, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich is eager to show strongly in China.

"The Chinese market is one of the most important ones for us on an international scale" he said. "Therefore, we're committed to our claim of making a successful appearance there in motorsport as well.

"A year ago, we managed to decide the round at Shanghai in our favour with a very good showing and a strong team performance, although the track doesn't suit our race car concept particularly well. This year, we're again going to leave no stone unturned to achieve a good result."