B12Hr: We talk to the winner, Florian Strauss





2015 Bathurst 12 Hour
In what is our final article from the 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour (yes, we had some in the vault!) we talk with Florian Strauss – who was with the Nissan squad and, yes, won the race.

The GT Academy recruit was a late call up to the team after Alex Buncombe was unable to make it due to the birth of his child.  Florian, however stepped up to the plate admirably and drove with maturity beyond his years.  He has only been racing for one year and he didn’t put a foot wrong over the weekend.

The former car-rental manager has previously won the Dubai 24 Hours in the SP2 class and took second at the even this year.  It is hard to believe that after the Bathurst 12 Hour, he has only competed in 11 events, winning two of the toughest events there is for GT cars.

He was part of the team with Chiyo-san and Wolfgang Reip to bring Godzilla back to the top step of the podium at Mount Panorama.

In this interview, we talk about the race weekend, racing the infamous Nissan GT across the Mountain, the late call up and of course, the GT Academy.

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By Sam Tickell,  February 2015

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