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New Audi driver Jamie Green thinks DTM title is possible in 2013

Jamie GreenNew Audi driver Jamie Green believes he can win his first DTM title in his maiden season with the manufacturer.

Green, who never won the crown during his eight-year stint with Mercedes, switched to Audi during the winter and was announced as a member of the four-car Abt Sportsline squad during last week's Geneva motor show.

"Winning the championship remains my big goal," said the 30-year-old Briton.

"Even though Audi didn't live up to its own expectations in 2012, I start the new season completely impartially and hope that we can fight for the title this year.

"I'm happy that I can compete for Audi in one of the most successful DTM teams. The last title was two years ago and I think that the necessary will to win is there."

Audi was never in serious contention for the drivers' crown last year, Team Rosberg's Edoardo Mortara its only representative to win a race.

Despite leading the manufacturers' standings entering the final round, Audi was eventually beaten to the prize by BMW.

Head of Audi Sport Wolfgang Ullrich said in Geneva: "We did not maximise the potential of the car last year, and have been working very hard over the winter to make sure we can't have that problem again."

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