Andy Priaulx

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With three World Touring Car Cham­pi­onship titles and two years in the BMW M3 DTM under his belt, Andy Priaulx is moving on to face a new chal­lenge in 2014. He will line up in the BMW Z4 GTE for BMW Team RLL in the new United SportsCar Championship.

Andy Priaulx’ results at the wheel of BMW racing cars speak for them­selves: Euro­pean Touring Car Cham­pion, triple World Touring Car Cham­pion, winner of the Nürbur­gring 24 Hours and the 12 Hours of Sebring, and third place at the 24-hour classic in Le Mans. His perfor­mances earned him the highest acco­lade in 2008 when Queen Eliz­a­beth II awarded him an MBE (Member of the British Empire).

Between 2004 and 2007 he was virtu­ally unstop­pable in the BMW 320i and its successor the BMW 320si. He was first crowned Euro­pean Cham­pion in 2004, before winning three back-to-back World Cham­pi­onship titles in the newly-formed FIA World Touring Car Championship.

In 2012 he was part of the BMW Motor­sport team that won the Manu­fac­turers’ Cham­pi­onship on BMW’s return to the DTM, claiming the manufacturer’s first points at the season-opener in Hock­en­heim. After two years in the BMW M3 DTM, Priaulx will now race in the USCC for BMW Team RLL in 2014. This will be some­thing of a reunion, as Priaulx won the GT class at the 12 Hours of Sebring with the team in 2011.