Jack Smith and Tim Miles reveal stunning Audi R8 look for Supercheap Auto Bathurst International
Jack Smith and Tim Miles have taken the covers off their striking Audi R8 LMS GT3 ahead of the final ‘endurance’ round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS at Mount Panorama this weekend.
Supercars driver Smith and renowned amateur driver Miles will drive the SCT Logistics and Miles Advisory-backed R8, marking Smith’s debut in GT competition.
The car has been entered under the #4 – the same number that Smith uses in his Supercars Championship campaign with Brad Jones Racing.
On the new look, Smith is a fan, but says that the winning isn’t done in the sticker shop.
“I think the car looks awesome, but they look great anyway. It’s difficult to make one of these Audis look bad,” said Smith.
“But it really doesn’t matter what it looks like. It’s what happens on the track that counts and that is the full focus for Bathurst.”
Smith’s start in the three-hour two-driver GT endurance race will mark his first race in the sportscar class having contested the past three seasons as a full-time Supercars driver.
Miles is a stalwart of Am racing in Australia, both in GT World Challenge and Porsche Carrera Cup.
Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS is one of the star categories at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International. The sportscar stars will be joined by the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Turtle Wax Trans Am 100, Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, Australian Production Car Series, Bathurst Sportscar Challenge and unrestricted demonstrations for the mighty S5000s.
Tickets are available at https://bathurst.international/
If you can’t make it to Mount Panorama, broadcast can be seen live and ad-break free on Stan Sport on Saturday and Sunday. Sign up now for your free 7-day trial >> https://www.stan.com.au/watch/sport/motorsport
The Nine Network will also offer live free-to-air coverage on 9Gem from 3pm-5pm AEDT. Check your local guides.
International viewers can watch on https://motorsport.tv/