The countdown to the 2018 season opener has begun. On the weekend of 11th – 14th January, BWT Mücke Motorsport will be contesting the prestigious 24-hour race in Dubai, and they have lined up an impressive squad of drivers for the challenge. In addition to the four already announced – Markus Winkelhock, Andreas Weishaupt, Mike David Ortmann and Ricardo Feller – the team has now revealed the final piece in the jigsaw: Christer Jöns.
The 30-year-old from Wiesbaden is a seasoned endurance racer. In 2017, he competed in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and made a tenth appearance in the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. He is also familiar with the sand and desert of the UAE. Of his three outings in the 24 Hours of Dubai, the most successful came in 2016 when the Audi R8 LMS he shared with his current BWT Mücke Motorsport team-mate Andreas Weishaupt finished third.
With this strong addition to the squad, BWT Mücke Motorsport can feel confident about the team’s first venture into 24-hour racing in its 20-year history. The Audi R8 LMS with its distinctive kfzteile24 livery has already left the garage for the port of Rotterdam. There, it will be loaded into a container along with the team equipment for the sea journey to Dubai. Approximately six weeks from now, around 400 well-matched drivers will be vying for honours in the various vehicle classes as the 5.34km Dubai Autodrome stages the first major event of the new season.
Peter Mücke (Team Principal): “I am very happy that we have been able to recruit Christer to what is already a strong driver quartet. He has competed several times in the 24-hour race in Dubai and even has a podium in the Audi R8 LMS to his credit. With this mix of experience and young talent, we are well prepared for the first 24-hour race in the history of our team.”
Source. BWT Mücke Motorsport