Audi's head of DTM Dieter Gass is looking for an instant return to form after being toppled by Mercedes-Benz at Norisring last time out.

Audi's early season form looked unstoppable after it claimed victory in each of the opening four races in DTM but suffered a difficult weekend at the Norisring street circuit last month, with its six factory drivers picking up just 18 points in total over the two races. Gass now demands that his teams have a smoother round four this weekend at Zandvoort.

"Following the city street race in Nuremberg, we're looking forward again to a 'normal' race track, which happens to be one of the most challenging ones on the DTM calendar," Gass said. "We're determined to again present a more cohesive display than what we did at the Norisring. We're aiming for two victories."

Audi driver Jamie Green heads the DTM drivers' championship by 11 points from Mattias Ekstrom, while Audi's lead in the manufacturers' standings has been cut to 48 points by Mercedes-Benz.

"Audi has traditionally been strong at Zandvoort and the track is very popular with our drivers," Gass added. "But Mercedes can always be expected to be in contention. They were strong at Hockenheim and at the Norisring and only had a bad patch at the Lausitzring.

"Plus, the BMW are still able to run with clearly lighter weight than our RS 5 DTM cars. Let's see how much of an effect that'll have."

Round four of the 2015 DTM championship is set to be hosted by the Dutch track Zandvoort and is scheduled for the 11-12 July.



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