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Onboard: 2016 Audi R8 LMS During Free Practice at Bathurst


This past weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hour was yet another motorsport success for Audi, as the R8 LMS took home first in class honors, and a 4th place overall finish.  But as the event itself doesn’t get the notoriety of many US-based endurance competitions like the 6 Hours of Sebring and Rolex 24 at Daytona, many Audi fans aren’t familiar with the event, nor the circuit that hosts it.  Luckily, driver Christopher Mies has uploaded a video from his time during Free Practice 4 that should help casual viewers get acquainted with the track.

Now usually when we post a video of racecars on circuit, we’d tell you to turn the volume up.  In this case, the video is loud as hell, so we’ll warn you to keep it on a lower setting.  For nearly nine minutes, Christopher flies around Mount Panorama Circuit in his #74 Jamec PEM Audi R8 LMS, with a helmet-mounted GoPro capturing it all, including a near-miss with a McLaren at the 3:20 mark.

Mies and teammates Marco Mapelli and Christopher Haase were unfortunately forced to retire from the Bathurst 12 Hour after suffering a tire failure at nearly 170mph.

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