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.
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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