Sweet taste of victory for Miedecke Stone AMR at Sydney101

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Good things come to those who wait and prepare and for the latest Aston Martin Racing Partner Team, the sweet taste of their first race win came to Miedecke Stone Motorsport earlier today at the second round of the Australian Endurance Series at Sydney Motorsports Park.

Having established themselves only six months ago Miedecke Stone AMR have flitted between Australian GT, Australian Endurance and the GT Asia Series during 2016, each time looking for base line performance information together with that little something that would give them that edge over their rivals.

Having narrowly missed out on a podium in their last outing at Okayama, Japan in the GT Asia Series the father and son driver line up were eagerly anticipating a good race at Sydney Motorsports Park for the 101 lap endurance race having had their previous endurance race ending late on with a tyre failure.

Sporting a similar livery on their #95 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 to what they have been racing in Asia (now affectionately named Bumblebee) the family duo eventually qualified their car third on the grid for the the 101 lap enduro.

“He absolutely killed it,” added Andrew Miedecke of his son’s performance. “I made a change to the car overnight and we went the wrong way. George could hang on but I couldn’t. We made a change at the last stop and George went out and claimed the lap record; on full tanks!”

With George starting the race, only a single place progression was made on his opening stint but by the time the first pit stop was complete Andrew Miedecke would find himself out in front.

From that point on the father/son team controlled the race from the front with only a brief spell of pressure being felt from a chasing Porsche in the middle part of the race before Andrew handed back to George for the final 24 laps. Further concerns were felt by the team after they were awarded a time penalty for infringing track limits but such was their dominance that this thankfully didn't come into play.

Having taken the chequered flag a normally chatty George was lost for words “That tops it. We’re a family team and we just love it. We only got the team together six months ago and this is just good!” he said afterwards.

This results will leave the team in good stead as they look to progress both the team and their three cars in both their domestic and international racing ambitions.

Photo credits - Australian GT
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