(born 18 November 1975 in Burbach
) is a German
race driver, driving for Tafel Racing in the 2008 American Le Mans Series
. His former Schnitzer BMW
team-mate Jörg Müller
is unrelated, as is French driver Yvan Muller
In 1996, Dirk Müller won a Formula 3
race at the Nürburgring
. In 1998, after a win in the GT1 class of the 24 Hours of Daytona
, he scored his first title, the German Porsche Cup
, to be followed by the ALMS
GT title in 2000.
From the 2002 to 2005 season, both Dirk and Jörg were driving BMW 3series model E46
touring cars for the Schnitzer-operated works squad Team Deutschland
in the FIA European Touring Car Championship
). Since 2006, the team uses the new BMW 3series model E90
which is based on the BMW 320si
limited edition model that has a 4-cyl engine rather than the usual 6-cyl.
The 2004 24 Hours Nürburgring
was won by both Müllers (and Hans-Joachim Stuck
) with the BMW M3
GTR V8 that had been raced successfully in the 2001 ALMS. In 2005, the Müllers finished 2nd behind their sister car.
After touring cars he joined to Ferrari AF Corse with Toni Vilander and won the FIA GT Championship in GT2 class.In 2008 he is racing in the American Le Mans Series in Ferrari F430 GTC with Dominik Farnbacher in the GT2 class.
24 Hours of Le Mans results