BMW has completed its DTM lineup by confirming that Dirk Werner will race the sixth of its new M3 machines this year.
The 30-year-old German, has tested the car extensively since the summer and has been named alongside series champion Martin Tomczyk, Bruno Spengler, Andy Priaulx, Augusto Farfus and Joey Hand.
"As the sixth driver, Dirk Werner is the ideal way to complete our driving lineup," said BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt. "Dirk convinced us he was the right man during the tests.
"The result of our efforts over the past few months is a lineup that we believe will achieve great things in the DTM. It boasts speed, experience and a host of international titles. I am pleased that our lineup has such an international feel to it. Two drivers from North America, a South American, a Brit and two German drivers: our team also offers fans a lot of variety."
Werner has a Porsche Carrera Cup Germany title to his name plus victories in the Supercup. Since becoming a BMW driver he has won two GT championships in Grand-Am and finished on the podium at the Spa 24 Hours. Last year he finished third in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series along with his co-driver Bill Auberlen.