Jörg Müller

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Today we picked Jorg Muller, a Dutch-born German race driver and driving for Team AAI. Jörg Müller has proved more than once in his career he belongs up there among the best GT drivers of all time. In 2010 Müller made a decisive contribution to Team BMW Motorsport’s overall victory at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. It was his second ever triumph in the Eifel marathon, which he had won for the first time in a BMW M3 GTR back in 2004. The German driver also has fond memories of the American Le Mans Series. In 2001, Müller secured the driver title in the GT class in a BMW M3 GTR. He wrote history at the Macau Grand Prix, when he was the first ever driver who won the Formula 3 Grand Prix as well as the Touring Car race on the Guia Circuit.

Career Highlights:
2011      2nd place Nürburgring 24 Hours
2010      1st place Nürburgring 24 Hours
2006      2nd place FIA WTCC
2004      1st place Nürburgring 24 Hours
2001      1st place GT class American Le Mans Series
1998      Formula 1 test driver for Sauber
2nd place Le Mans 24 Hours
1997      Formula 1 test driver for Arrows
1996      1st place Formula 3000 European Championship
1st place Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours
1994      1st place German F3 Championship

1. You have been racing several times in the Asian before, what would you like to share?

I have been racing in Asia for many, many years and I really enjoy it. The Asian Le Mans Series is a great championship. The basis for it and the concept are very good, and it is great to see how passionate the Asian fans are. You can always feel that they really love motorsport.

2. What makes Asian LMS so unique & appealing when compared to other motorsports?

The Asian LMS is racing on great race tracks, like Fuji, Shanghai and Sepang. Also the variety of different race cars competing in the several categories and the fairly open regulations, which allow major modifications to the cars, make the series really interesting.

3. What do you think about driving with Asian drivers? Do you think Asian Le Mans Series will help Asian drivers to improve?

Yes, definitely. This is anyway part of the concept of the series. Every team of two or three drivers needs to have at least one Asian driver. This helps young Asian drivers to gain experience in high level racing and, as a result of this, to improve their skills. In addition, they can benefit from the experience that, for example, European teams and drivers bring into the series. Overall, there are a lot of young and talented Asian drivers, and the Asian LMS offers them a great opportunity to make the next steps in their careers.

4. With Team AAI, what do you hope to achieve from the upcoming 2014 Asian LMS? What’s your plan for 2014?

As a racing driver you always want to win. And this, of course, also goes for Team AAI. We will work hard and aim to be successful – in every single race.

 

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Kevin Tse

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Today we picked an amateur driver from Macau racing for 10 years, Kevin TSE. Raced in varies championships such as Lotus Cup, Scirocco Cup, GT Asia, PCCA, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Audi R8 Cup and Macau Roadsport.

1. We are very happy to see Craft-Bamboo in CN class this year, do you have anything you would like to share about you and your team’s performance for the last three races?

Craft Bamboo is doing a fantastic job this year. The car is totally new to the team but with our experienced engineers and mechanics we have encountered only a few minor problems throughout the season. For myself the car is not easy to be driven at 100% but as I got more driving time my lap time is getting closer and closer to our pro driver teammate Mathias Beche.

2. How do you see motorsports in Asia right now? Do you think Asian Le Mans Series could help promote motorsports in Asia and help Asian drivers to improve?

Asia is where motorsports is happening now and we are seeing more racing series as well as racing teams setting up bases in Asia. Asian LMS is certainly attracting more and more Asia drivers and audience to get to know endurance racing and a perfect platform for Asia drivers to improve before going into WEC.

3. CN prototypes are a new racing class for the 2014 Asian LMS, what new opportunities to CN prototypes offer? How do you see the competition with other teams in CN class?

CN class is a great category for new drivers who want to experience prototype racing at a much lower cost than LMP2. The CN is by no means slow as we are constantly around 2-3 seconds a lap faster than the GT cars. Personally I’m looking forward to the new LMP3 cars that will be eligible for racing in the Series 2015.

4. What is your plan for the rest of 2014 and 2015?

Definitely my goal is to win the CN class again in Sepang so it will be 4 wins out of 4 races in 2014. For 2015 at this point I have no solid plans yet but the LMP3 cars sound very intriguing to me.