Miguel Molina is sure his performances can "attract attention" this year after switching from Audi's Abt Sportsline squad to the Phoenix Racing team that guided Martin Tomczyk to last year's DTM title.
Molina, 23, took a pair of pole positions last year in an old-spec A4 run by Abt, and became the first Spaniard to finish on a DTM podium at the Hockenheim season opener. He said that the buoyant atmosphere within the Phoenix squad left him in no doubt that he can improve his level of consistency and finish far higher than the 11th place he managed in last year's championship.
"It's a compact squad that wants to continue at the same level as last year, and you can feel that the team is giving everything for this – from my engineer and team director Ernst Moser through to every single team member," Molina said. "That's a good feeling and gives me a lot of confidence.
"We've only been working together since this winter but we've already got a pleasant and productive atmosphere. I think we've put all the ingredients together to attract attention this year."
Molina's teammate at the two-car squad will be Mike Rockenfeller, who also partnered him at Abt last year.