In the coming season Dirk Müller, living in Switzerland, will drive the all new Ford GT with the team Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the IWSC and he will participate in the famous 24 hours of Le Mans, 50 years after the first Ford GT 40 victory if the ACO will send out the invitation.
Dirk confirmed his big move from BMW Motorsport to Ford Chip Ganassi Racing back last November at the Nascar Ford Eco Boost 400 final in Homestead/USA at the official team presentation. After one year of abstinence, the 40-years-old touring car specialist returns to the US sportscar series, the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Dirk Müller won already in the years 2000 and 2011 the championship in the prestigious ALMS series and is rated a specialist of the spectacular racing series in the USA. He finished up to 111 races in this series. Beside both titles Dirk Müller gained 18 race victories and 30 poles positions and additional he became twice vice champion.
Dirk Müller will share the #66 new Ford GT in the IWSC with Joey Hand, as well at Le Mans. „I am extremely happy and proud to be part of this wonderful new project“. „Everybody in Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing is working extremely hard and I am sure we will be very successful with the new Ford GT. Of course we still have an huge work ahead, but we are very motivated all in the team of Chip Ganassi Racing and convinced that the car is designed to win.“ (www.byjogi.de)