BMW pairing Felix Porteiro and Jorg Muller will be looking to secure repeat honours at Brno this weekend as the World Touring Car Championship returns to the Czech circuit for the fifth round of the year.
The German marque dominated the weekend last season, securing a lock-out of the podium in both races, with Porteiro and Muller taking a win apiece at a circuit well suited to the rear-wheel drive BMW 320si.
Indeed, Porteiro also secured pole position for the first time ahead of a lights-to-flag victory in the opening race of the weekend and will now look to try and repeat the feat to get his season firmly on-track after a campaign that has yielded just nine points so far.
"Obviously, I have a lot of fond memories of Brno," the BMW Team Italy-Spain man said. "To score pole position, my maiden race win and another podium finish there was a fantastic result in 2007.
"Once again I won't carry a lot of handicap weight this weekend. So I will give my very best to add some chapters to my personal success story on this circuit."
Schnitzer ace Muller took victory in race two last season and he heads back to Brno sitting seventh in the standings – and second amongst the BMW brigade.
Clearly a fan of the Czech circuit, Muller will look to close the seven point gap to sixth place Rob Huff in the standings at a circuit he admits is one of his favourites.
"Of all the circuits on the calendar, Brno is my favourite," the German enthused. "Its layout lends itself to a flowing style, and basically it has no slow sections. The track follows the contours of its undulating surroundings. Brno provides what I expect from a challenging circuit."