Nico Mueller is set for his FIA World Endurance Championship debut, with the Audi DTM ace confirmed at G-Drive Racing for next month’s Six Hours of Shanghai.
The 25-year-old Swiss driver will join Roman Rusinov and Pierre Thiriet at the wheel of the TDS Racing-run Oreca 07 Gibson for the penultimate round of the season, replacing Alex Lynn in the lineup, who has stood down for the remainder of the season.
James Rossiter joined the Russian-backed team in last weekend’s Six Hours of Fuji in a one-off appearance.
Mueller, who won the 2015 Nürburgring 24 in an Audi R8 LMS, will be making his first prototype start after spending the last four seasons in the German touring car championship.
A total of 26 cars are entered for the eighth round of the season, with the only other change coming in the GTE-Am ranks, which sees Khaled al Qubaisi set for his second WEC start of the year, and first with Gulf Racing in the No. 86 Porsche 911 RSR.
Al Qubaisi, who will sub for fellow Bronze-rated driver Mike Wainwright, took part in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Proton Competition-entered Porsche.
The Six Hours of Shanghai is set for Nov. 3-5.