Jamie Green looking to solve wet-weather problems in DTM

Former DTM championship leader Jamie Green wants to work out why his wet-weather form has slumped this season, after a troubled weekend at the Red Bull Ring

Jamie Green looking to solve wet-weather problems in DTM

Green won three of the year's first four races, including a rampant double at the Lausitzring at the end of May, and he led by 23 points after the first race at the Norisring.

In five races since, though, he hasn't scored a single championship point, and he is now fourth in the standings, 20 behind stablemate Mattias Ekstrom.

While Ekstrom won the Red Bull Ring's wet Sunday race from pole, Green laboured to 17th, having qualified 18th.

A struggle to get his wet tyres into the operating window mirrored the year's other wet race - also won by Ekstrom - at Hockenheim, in which Green finished 13th.

When asked by AUTOSPORT if it was an ongoing concern, Green said: "It seems to be.

"Last year we had a few wet stints or races where I was very quick, and this year, we've had a few wet sessions where we've been off the pace.

"People with the same car, like Mattias and Edoardo [Mortara], are the two who consistently stand out of being quick in those wet sessions, and we're not even anywhere near them.

"I think we're clearly doing something wrong and not getting the tyre working in the wet because we've fundamentally got the same car.

"The main issues are obviously the car, the tyres and the driver, and getting those three things working, and if one of them isn't working, you won't be competitive at this level.

"In the dry we're able to do that, but in the wet I think we've still got some weaknesses that we need to work on.

"The good news is it should be fixable, because we've got some guys in the team who are obviously getting it right, so it should be something we can sort out."

TOUGH RUN DOESN'T CHANGE FOCUS

Green's trip to Austria included a DNF in the Saturday race, having suffered a gearbox problem while leading on lap two.

A result went begging, but Green says it shows he just has to "keep doing the same job as usual".

"Leading the Saturday race and the gearbox failing, there's not a lot I can do about that," he said.

"There's no point getting too stressed really, you just do the job to the best of your ability and sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

"At the minute I'm having a poor run, but I still put the car on the front row of the grid and got the lead in the race and it was looking quite promising, so from that point of view I think I did a really good job."

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