The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team has confirmed that World Touring Car Championship regulars Jörg Müller and Andy Priaulx will complete its 2009 Petit Le
Mans driver line-up.
The two Europeans, both former ETCC/WTCC champions, will join BMW North America stars Bill Auberlen, Joey Hand, Tommy Milner and Dirk Müller to campaign the team's two M3 Coupes in the 1000-mile race on 26 September.
Muller and Priaulx have both tested the GT2 class machine in Europe during 2009, and both participated in the first US test at Petit venue Road Atlanta in November of last year. Despite currently being engaged in touring car competition - they stand sixth and fourth respectively in the WTCC points race - both also have significant M3 endurance racing experience, and each has won the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring in an M3 GTR. Müller also co-drove the M3 GTR to four ALMS victories in 2001
on his way to the ALMS GT Drivers Championship.
The 40-year old German will co-drive the #92 M3 with Milner and long-time racing partner Dirk Müller, while 36-year old Guernseyman Priaulx will join Auberlen and Hand in the #90 entry for his first race on US soil.
“Andy and Jörg were chosen to join us at Petit due to their base of experience with the M3 GT2 and their aptitudes which match those of our full-season drivers,” stated BMW of North America motorsport manager Martin Birkmann, “Their collective experience in WTCC perfectly rounds out our team and should help deliver an action-packed show for Petit Le Mans spectators.”