Four-time World Touring Car champion Yvan Muller says he has learnt from last year's disappointment and is ready to get back to his best with the Citroen factory team as he gears up for the season-opener in Argentina.

The French driver lost his WTCC crown after finishing runner-up to team-mate Jose Maria Lopez in 2014 but is determined to return to the top beginning at the Autodromo Termas de Rios Hondo next weekend. Muller sees the new season as a fresh start for him in the Citroen C-Elysee WTCC car.

"The start of this season will be different from other seasons, as we will be starting a long way from home, and in the middle of summer to boot," Muller said. "The first race of the season is always a special occasion, with lots of changes to the cars, the livery and the driving personnel."

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The 45-year-old insists he has put last year behind him when he saw his championship battle falter after failing to win at any of the final five rounds and only making two podium appearances in the final seven races.

"I'm in a good frame of mind," Muller confirmed. "I feel calm and I don't feel any pressure. I can't wait to get going. It's been a long winter. I've thought a lot about last season and about what I needed to change to get back to my best. I'm confident about the improvements made to the car, and the team has a year's experience behind it now, which will be invaluable in helping us hit the ground running."

Muller will once again be joined by champion Lopez at the Citroen team along with nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb and Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua. The WTCC season commences in Argentina on the 7-8 March.