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Sven Mueller Confirmed at Porsche Team Manthey for 6H Spa

Porsche Junior Sven Mueller to make GTE debut at 6H Spa…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Porsche Junior driver Sven Mueller will race for Porsche Team Manthey at the FIA WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the German manufacturer confirmed today.

The 23-year-old German posed in front of the No. 92 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR for an official photo posted on Twitter from the FIA WEC Prologue on Thursday.

It is likely that Mueller will join one of the full season drivers, Patrick Pilet and Frédéric Makowiecki, behind the wheel of the No. 92 entry, although no decision has been made on the exact pairings.

Mueller helps fill in the void during the May 3-4 weekend, which sees a total of seven factory Porsches in action between the Spa FIA WEC race (three Porsche 919 Hybrids, two Porsche 911 RSRs) and the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (two Porsche 911 RSRs).

Wolf Henzler, who was named as the third driver of the No. 92 Porsche for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was unavailable due to his full-season TUDOR United SportsCar Championship commitments that weekend.

Henzler and Jörg Bergmeister, however, are still set to race as third drivers for Porsche Team Manthey at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Last year, Müller raced with success in both Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and the Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup, driving with Team Project 1. In Supercup, Müller managed to pull off a win at Monza and placed seventh in the championship.

The FIA WEC is set to kick off at Silverstone on April 10-12, followed the Spa round in early May.

Beck Duggleby (@BDuggleby) is a contributor to Sportscar365, focusing on coverage of the European Le Mans Series for 2015.

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