Audi makes one change to its driver line-up for 2016 DTM season

Audi will field the same eight drivers in the DTM for the third straight season in 2016

Audi makes one change to its driver line-up for 2016 DTM season

The manufacturer announced it would keep the same drivers, including DTM champions Mattias Ekstrom, Timo Scheider and Mike Rockenfeller, during its annual Audi Sport Finale event in Munich on Saturday evening.

Jamie Green - second in the 2015 standings to Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein - Edoardo Mortara, Miguel Molina, Nico Muller and Adrien Tambay complete the line-up.

Audi DTM boss Dieter Gass predicted several months ago that he would not change anything on the driver front for 2016.

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Green was the last driver to join Audi, in 2013 from Mercedes, and he was one of six drivers to win a race for the marque last season, with only Muller and Tambay missing out.

Muller and Tambay will swap seats next season in the brand's only change, with Tambay moving from Abt to Rosberg to partner Green, and Muller joining Ekstrom, Mortara and Molina at Abt.

Audi DTM chief Dieter Gass said: "These two suffered a little bit this year but we know that they can do much better.

"In order to give them a fresh wind we have put them each in a new team."

AUDI'S 2016 DTM LINE UP

Team Abt: Mattias Ekstrom, Edoardo Mortara, Miguel Molina, Nico Muller

Team Phoenix: Mike Rockenfeller, Timo Scheider

Team Rosberg: Jamie Green, Adrien Tambay

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