BMW Team Germany pairing Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus are both confident of a strong showing this weekend as the World Touring Car Championship heads to Pau for the second European round of the year.
German ace Muller endured a frustrating weekend in the French city last season as he failed to score in either race but heads to the challenging street circuit this time around buoyed by his double score last time out in Valencia.
Muller currently lies second amongst the BMW drivers in the championship standings in sixth overall and is 16 points off current series leader Gabriele Tarquini – a gap he will hope to bring down this time around.
"For me, last year's races in Pau didn't run as well as I had hoped they would," he said. "However, I still love this track – as I do every street circuit. On top of that, I won the Formula 3000 round held there in 1996.
"In several of the corners on this circuit you have to drive over extremely high curbs. That's a peculiarity you hardly find on any other street track."
Team-mate Farfus has failed to score since the opening rounds of the season in Brazil, when he picked up his only top eight result of the year to date.
However, the Brazilian has fond memories of the Pau circuit after a stunning recovery from an accident in qualifying saw him come back to win the second race of the weekend.
"This circuit definitely is one of my favourite venues," he said. "It's like a mini version of Monaco's Formula One circuit. Pau also gives you the feeling you are staying at a very special location.
"Having made it to the podium last year – despite rolling the car in qualifying – was a unique experience."