When Dirk Müller joined Multimatic as a race, test and development driver in late 2019 he was already well known by the Multimatic Motorsports team after racing for four years in one of the Ganassi Racing Ford GTs, in which he famously took the GTE Pro class win at Le Mans in 2016 and the GTLM win at Daytona in 2017.
The German is a “Nürburgring specialist” so he is the ideal driver for some of the company’s high performance vehicle engineering programmes. As part of Müller’s role with Multimatic, he has been racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 and GT4 cars, alongside his road car development duties.
Müller’s racing career began in the traditional way, in go-karts. He soon stepped up to cars, racing in various single-seater categories up to Formula 3. In 1996 his talents were spotted by Porsche who signed him up as a member of the German manufacturer’s junior team and he duly won the German Porsche Carrera Cup title in 1998 as a Junior. During his career Müller has been a factory driver for Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, Ford and Mercedes-AMG and has raced in all of the world’s top sportscar and touring car categories.
In addition to the 2016 Le Mans victory, Müller’s career highlights include winning two American Le Mans Series titles in 2000 and 2011. He has won multiple races in ALMS and more recently the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, and he has taken multiple European and World Touring Car race wins. He was FIA GT Champion in 2007 and has taken overall and class wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
In 2024, Dirk steps back into a full-time manufacturer race programme, re-joining his former Ford GT team mate, Joey Hand, in the new Ford Mustang GT3, making a formidable pairing to take on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dirk lives with his wife and daughter in Thurgau, Switzerland.
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