Four experienced GT racers will line up in Young Driver AMR colours in this season's FIA GT1 World Championship, the team confirming three more drivers after confirming TomÃ¡Å¡ Enge's return to the team earlier in the year.
Despite the isolated announcement about Enge, two more drivers – Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke – from the team's 2010 line-up return for a second season with the team.
“The inaugural season of the GT1 World Championship last year was fantastic, we had some really great races,” analyses Turner. “The team collected a lot of experience, that will make us even stronger this year.”
“Now I can't wait for the season to start, the Championship delivered good competition last year and I'm sure it will be no different this year.”
“I'm very happy that we were able to sign Darren, TomÃ¡Å¡ and Stefan for a second season”, team principal Hardy Fischer says. “The record of these three top-level drivers speak for themselves. We collected a lot of experience last year and with three of our four drivers being part of our team last year, we want to use this continuity for even better results.”
The fourth man is a new addition to the team, but not to FIA GT1. German Alex Muller joins, replacing Christoffer Nygaard in the quartet. Muller is veteran of the FIA GT Championship – the forerunner to the GT1 series – and drove in seven rounds of last year's championship, all but one for the Hegersport Maserati team.
“I'm quite happy to race in this year's GT1-World Championship with Young Driver AMR and I have to thank Hardy Fischer for giving me this chance,” says Muller, who will share the no.7 Aston Martin DBRS9 with Enge. “I'm new to the team, but I already feel very comfortable, the atmosphere in the team is great. With TomÃ¡Å¡ being my team-mate, we are a duo capable of winning races and I expect that we will win some races. The competition will be very fierce this season, but our goal is to fight for the championship.”
The announcement of the drivers is almost the final step in Young Driver AMR's preparations for the season, having already completed a shakedown of the cars, which are now on their way to Abu Dhabi for the first race of the season at Yas Marina on March 25.