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Christopher Mies to compete in TCR Australia finale at Bathurst

Factory Audi Sport driver Christopher Mies will take part in next month’s season finale of TCR Australia, when the German will also take part in GT World Challenge Australia.

Mies, 32, has been associated with Audi Sport since 2008, with over a decade’s experience of racing in the manufacturer’s R8 LMS GT3 programme.

In 2015 Mies secured the Australian GT Championship title along with the Australian Tourist Trophy, whilst he was also a winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour race in 2011.

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Mies will take part in the TCR race with Melbourne Performance Centre, with whom he has a long-standing relationship.

The RS3 Mies will race was previously driven by Garth Tander when the series raced around Mount Panorama back in April.

Mies’ entry into the event takes the total number of cars to 18 for the longest TCR races yet to be held in Australia, with three 21-lap races being held.

“Bathurst is always special and to come back after many years after not being able to be in Australia, I’m really looking forward to it,” said Mies.

“Australia is my favourite country and racing there is always a pleasure. I like the Australian racing culture.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve driven a TCR car. It was a couple years back developing the Gen 1 car.

“Also jumping back and forward in two different kinds of race cars is something I haven’t done for years so don’t judge me if I am holding everyone up in the first session!

“Obviously my main goal is to help Yasser [Shahin] win the championship [in GT World Challenge Australia] and this is what I will do. From what I’ve heard he’s a great guy and an even better racer.

“I can’t wait to get this done for him and MPC. I’ve really missed these guys and I’m looking forward to continuing our story together.”

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