Christopher Mies took out the Phillip Island 101 – the second round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli. It was less than a week after he took out the Nurburgring 24 Hours on the other side of the world. We caught up with Chris after his win.
Sam Tickell: Hi Chris, thanks for joining me. We have just finished the Phillip Island 101 for the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli. You came out with a victory in the end but it was hard fought. Can you take us through the race from your view?
Christopher Mies: We started P2 and Greg [Crick] did a fantastic job and came in P2 or P3. Our pit stop penalty is a bit longer than the rest so we dropped a few places. We had to work our way through the field and it wasn’t easy.
ST: With half an hour left the Ferrari was out in front but fell off the road, leaving you the lead. You had some issues with traffic though.
CM: I don’t know. It seems like – I don’t know. There are some guys that don’t know what a blue flag is. I don’t know how you can get a racing license like this but obviously you can. But we finished first and we are happy for JAMEC PAM and MPC for the win.
ST: You won the Nurburgring 24 Hours and then travelled here and took the win. How was the week for you?
CM: Having two race wins in two weeks – or just one week! I really enjoyed it. You know last week was a fantastic week and to continue like this was just brilliant.
ST: Were you tired at all this weekend? A 24 hour race and international flight would see most of us begging for sleep!
CM: I was tired since yesterday. I woke up at 3:30 at night but I am now in the right rhythm to stay one more night for the Porsche Carrera Cup. Anyway, I think I am still young so I get used to the timezones!
ST: And we will see you for the rest of the Australian GT season?
CM: That is the plan. My plan is for the whole season with Cricky and I am looking forward to it.
ST: Congratulations on a great result and look forward to the rest of the season.
By Sam Tickell, May 2015
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