As reported by Autosport earlier this month, the previous Jaguar, Pink Bull and HRT driver will participate in three rounds of the DTM this season with Polish-owned JP Motorsport crew.
The 38-year-old will drive a McLaren 720S GT3 on the Zolder, Nurburgring and Assen races this yr earlier than embarking on a full season programme in 2021.
“I am actually wanting ahead to the difficult season that lies forward,” mentioned Klien. “The DTM races would be the absolute spotlight for me this yr.
“There we will compete with the most effective groups and drivers in GT3 racing and present what we’re able to.
“With McLaren we’ve discovered a wonderful companion for this and we’re very a lot wanting ahead to working with this famend producer.”
JP Motorsport was based as EXP Racing on the finish of 2018 earlier than being rebranded final yr to match the initials of proprietor couple Joanna Szwed and Patryk Krupinsky.
Klien and teammate Krupinsky completed runners-up within the Professional-Am class of GT Open final yr, ending only one level behind Teo Martin Motorsport’s Marcelo Hahn on the wheel of their Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Since making his last grand prix begin with HRT on the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Klien has contested all kinds of touring and sportscar racing classes, together with a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours with Aston Martin and Morand Racing.
Christian Klien, JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3
Photograph by: Siegerdesigns
A full marketing campaign in European Le Mans sequence in 2015 yielded a 3rd place end within the LMP2 ranks, together with a category victory on the penultimate spherical of the season in Paul Ricard.
He additionally made chosen appearances within the FIA World Endurance Championship, Tremendous GT and Australian Supercars sequence.
Klien then completed thirteenth within the dash leg of the Blancpain GT sequence (now GT World Problem Europe) in 2019 earlier than shifting to GT Open final yr with JP Motorsport.
The 2021 DTM season, the primary to characteristic GT3 vehicles following the demise of the Class One period, will get underway at Monza on June 19-20.