Stokes Skis Australia Racing Porsche driver Jason Miller has completed Round 5 of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at the Bathurst International with a pair of eighth-place finishes in today’s two races.
In Race 2, Miller was relegated to eighth on the opening lap and held onto the position through to the finish.
Race 3 was a similar story, although Miller was dealt a late scare when he was forced wide at the final corner by another competitor when the race restarted after a Safety Car intervention. Fortunately, Miller did not lose any positions in the incident.
While pleased to finish the weekend without any damage, Miller conceded he didn’t quite have the pace of the front-runners.
“In many ways, this weekend has been the opposite to what we’ve experienced in most of the other rounds – our qualifying speed was strong, but we struggled for race pace,” Miller said.
“I was suffering from a cold and feeling a bit under the weather on Saturday, but I’m not using that as an excuse – I just don’t think I quite had the speed.”
The final round of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will be held at Phillip Island as part of the Island Magic race meeting at the end of the month. It’s a circuit where Miller has past Porsche experience in the Production Sports Cars Cue 1 Hour Enduro, and he’s looking forward to returning to the venue.
“Phillip Island is a track that really suits the Porsches and it’s somewhere I enjoy racing,” Miller said. “We tested there early in the year and I’ve raced there previously in a few different categories, so I’m looking forward to going back there and finishing my first Porsche Sprint Challenge season on a high note,” he concluded.