19 April 2023 |

Audi Sport factory stars to race in Perth

Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia has once again called on a pair of European factory aces as it aims to continue its unbeaten start to the 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS.
Following on from double success at the opening round at Mount Panorama, Max Hofer will re-join Liam Talbot in the Shannons Insurance Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo2.
Austrian Hofer is race winner in the highly-competitive ADAC GT Masters series in Germany, achieving a best of fourth outright in 2019. He finished seventh in last year’s GT Open title for Aust Racing.
Talbot and Hofer proved a fast partnership against a fiercely competitive field at Bathurst.
Joining Hofer is Australian regular Christopher Mies. He replaces Christer Joens in the JAMEC Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo2 alongside three-time winner Geoff Emery.
A last minute deal enabled Emery’s return to the grid, and he was rewarded with a round podium.
Mies is also a championship winner down under, a dual Bathurst 12 Hour victor and a stalwart of Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia’s GT program.
Round 2 of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS at Raceway, Wanneroo, will feature two practice sessions on Friday, qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday followed by Race 2 on Sunday. Both races will be contested over one hour.
The race event at Wanneroo will be held alongside the Supercars Championship on April 28-30.
Troy Russell
Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia
“Christopher has been a part of the family here at Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia for a long time now, so he’s always our go to European driver,” said Russell.
“He’ll join Geoff for Perth and Adelaide, he wouldn’t miss that event for the world.
“Max returns as well after partnering Liam successfully at Bathurst during Round 1.
“We can’t thank the guys over at Audi Sport in Germany enough for the continued support by sending top drivers down here to bolster our Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS attack.”