Two-time ADAC GT Masters champion and two-time winner of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Christopher Mies, is leaving Audi. He will drive his final race for Audi this weekend in Adelaide, Australia.
An era comes to an end: At the GT World Challenge Australia in Adelaide this weekend, Christopher Mies will compete in a race weekend for the last time in an Audi R8 LMS GT3. Mies explained on social media that he has decided to change manufacturers next year.
The 34-year-old has been racing cars with the four rings since 2009. After winning the ADAC Procar Division 2 title in 2008, Mies jumped straight into GT racing and this was an immediate success, as he won the title that in the FIA GT3 European Championship with Christopher Haase in 2009 in an Audi from Phoenix Racing. .
Many more race wins and title wins followed over the years. In 2016 and 2021 he won the title in the ADAC GT Masters behind the wheel of off-road vehicles. In 2015 and 2017, Mies won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. Driving for WRT, Christopher Mies became champion in the Blancpain Endurance Series, now the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, in 2012.
Mies also had success with Audi on foreign race tracks. In 2015, he was crowned Australian GT champion behind the wheel of the R8 LMS GT3.
“Over the past 15 years, I have been the proudest representative of Audi Sport you can imagine. I have fulfilled my dream of being a career driver for one of the biggest brands in the history of motorsport,” Christopher Mies said on Instagram. “Mostly nothing lasts forever, and today is the day I take part in my last race weekend as an Audi Sport driver. Inside I still have a few dreams that I want to fulfill. You can imagine that all the success we achieved together was everything I ever dreamed of, and that’s true! It was all a dream. But I still feel like I’m not done, I still feel hungry, and I still have some goals. .That’s why I decided to take on a new challenge and fulfill these goals. Ending my career with the local Audi Sport that I loved as soon as I touched it ground and which Audi described to me as “Sending a young man. a kid to win the Bathurst 12 Hours twice and the Australian GT Championship is a dream come true for me.”
Christopher Mies’ new employer will be officially announced in the coming weeks. In the past few weeks, Mies has already participated in various experiments for it.