Australian GT: Christopher Mies “It wasn’t easy”


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.

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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.

CM: Thank-you!



By Sam Tickell, May 2015

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