Jason Miller is sending his best wishes to competitor and rival Bradley Schumacher, after a nasty crash saw today’s first one-hour CUE Endurance Super Series at Phillip Island red-flagged and declared a non-event.
Miller and Schumacher had been battling in Class A, before Schumacher made contact with another car at pit entry, causing him to roll multiple times and causing severe damage to his Porsche.
Miller said he was shocked to witness the incident.
“Brad and I had been racing hard and having a good battle, and it was just terrible to see him have such a shocking crash,” he said.
“Fortunately he was OK, but his car was completely written off.
“Because he’s out for the weekend, it puts us in a very good position in the championship, but you never want to win a title that way.”
Earlier in the day, Miller had qualified second in Class A and was running as high as sixth outright before the incident.
“The car was mega in qualifying; we made some changes to improve the turn-in, and it was handling really well,” he said.
“It’s a shame we didn’t get to complete today’s race due to Brad’s accident, but we’ve got a strong package for tomorrow.”
The second one-hour race will be held at Phillip Island tomorrow afternoon.