Saturday, May 23, 2015

Australian GT: JAMEC-PEM Racing Audi wins Philip Island 101 endurance race

By Tarek Ramchani

A great race win for Audi today at Philip Island, round two of the 2015 Australian GT Championship. The Audi R8 LMS ultra took a third race win in the series this year.

Victory went to JAMEC-PEM Racing Audi with drivers Christopher Mies and  Greg Crick. The two drivers shared the #74 Audi R8 LMS ultra run by Melbourne Performance Centre (MPC). They started the 101-lap race from the front row.

Christopher Mies was running third overall with an impressive pace when saftey car was deployed. The Audi GT factory driver took full advantage of that and passed both of the second placed Mercedes-Benz SLS and the leading Ferrari 458 GT3.

Once in the lead Christopher Mies was able control and give the JAMEC-PEM Racing a first victory in Australian GT Championship. Second place went to the # 7 McLaren 650S GT3. The #27 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 was third.

More to come.

Photo credit: Australian GT Championship