Audi's Nico Muller to make WEC debut as Alex Lynn replacement
|By Jamie Klein||Thursday, October 19th 2017, 10:15 GMT|
Audi DTM regular Nico Muller will make his World Endurance Championship debut next month in Shanghai with the G-Drive Racing LMP2 squad.
Muller, who drives for the Abt team in the DTM and finished the year 12th in the standings, joins Pierre Thiriet and Roman Rusinov in G-Drive's #26 Oreca 07 for the WEC race in China.
The Swiss driver takes the place of James Rossiter, who filled in for Alex Lynn last weekend in Fuji when the former GP2 race winner was unavailable due to Formula E testing commitments with DS Virgin Racing.
Muller has also raced in the Blancpain GT Series with WRT and World Rallycross for Audi team-mate Mattias Ekstrom's team this year alongside his DTM commitments.
G-Drive announced shortly before the Fuji event that Lynn would not return to the team for the rest of the year.
The only other change from Fuji on the Shanghai entry list is at the Gulf Racing GTE Am team, which has recruited Saudi driver Khaled Al-Qubaisi to join Benjamin Barker and Nicholas Foster.
Al-Qubaisi takes the place filled by Mike Hedlund in Japan, the American having been drafted in to replace Michael Wainwright behind the wheel of the #86 Porsche 911.