First win in nine-year history of 12 hour race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhab for Audi.
Christopher Mies (#66 Attempto Racing Audi R8 GT3):
“I’m really happy to tick off the box of Audi winning at the Gulf 12 Hours. It’s the first time that I race with Attempto and to win at the first opportunity and score a one-two is really cool. The car was really amazing to drive. We saw that in qualifying where it was really close. The first hour of the race was really tight, I enjoyed the fight with the [#77 Barwell] Lamborghini, the sister [#55 Attempto] Audi, [#19 GPX Racing] Porsche and (#48 HTP Motorsport] Mercedes. We just didn’t make any mistakes. We got the one time penalty but we were really lucky with the timing of the safety car. It was a call from the team owner to pit as he saw the Ferrari stranded there and knew the chance of a safety car was high. Everything went our way today. We kept our heads cool.”
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