World Touring Car Championship title contender Yvan Muller has been added to Team France's two-man line-up for this year's Race of Champions in London, where he will race alongside multiple Champ Car champion S?bastien Bourdais.

Currently sharing the WTCC points lead with reigning champion Andy Priaulx, Muller is no stranger to the RoC, having previously won the Nations Cup section of the competition in 2000, when he partnered Gilles Panizzi and Regis Laconi. This December's event will be his third participation in the end-of-season spectacular, which will be held at Wembley for the first time.

"It's become an important date in a driver's season," Muller admitted, "The RoC has been going for the past 20 years and gets bigger every time. To have places like the Stade de France and Wembley Stadium host it is a huge deal. All drivers see it as an important weekend and to be invited means that you are regarded as being part of the best in motorsport. It means a lot."

With a motorsport career spanning nearly 20 years, and including ten ice racing titles from the prestigious Andros Trophy, Muller is a well-respected figure in touring cars, but also ranks highly among some world-famous peers - and is looking forward to locking horns with them again at Wembley.

"[David] Coulthard, [Tom] Kristensen and [Michael] Schumacher are all from the same generation as me," he revealed, "We used to race each other in karts and have all progressed to different areas of motorsport since, so it's great to find each other on track again."

In the meantime, the Frenchman has some important business to attend to. He is currently in Macau, where he and Priaulx - another RoC contender - will go head-to-head for the WTCC title.

 

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