Audi insists it is not putting all of its focus on Norisring specialist Jamie Green as it bids to score its first victory at the circuit since 2002.
Green won on the streets of Nuremberg four times as a Mercedes driver, and his switch to Audi over the winter prompted talk that he could finally bring the manufacturer’s losing streak at its home race to an end.
Abt Sportsline team boss Hans Jurgen Abt said that Green “may be able to give our squad the crucial impulse in the right direction”, but Audi’s head of DTM Dieter Gass says that the Briton will not be its focal point.
“I’m not only focused on Jamie with his past Norisring victories in this respect,” said Gass. “We’ve got a strong team in general and will try to get as many of our guys to the front of the field.”
Green, who scored his first points for Audi last time out at Lausitz, also played down expectations.
“The characteristics of the Norisring can’t be compared with any other track,” he said. “That’s why it’s difficult to make a prediction. Naturally, I’ve got a special relationship with this race. But even though I’ve won there four times that’s no guarantee for anything.”