The 2019 CUE Endurance Super Series concludes at the iconic Island Magic event this weekend, and Jason Miller is hoping some simulator training with the successful Wall Racing outfit will be an ingredient that enables him to wrap up the title.
Miller comes into the weekend with a slender points advantage, and knows he needs to maximise the performance of his Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car if he is to keep his rivals at bay.
“The first three rounds of the championship have been good for us, and the class win at Bathurst certainly helped our cause, but racing against some of the newer 991s this weekend will be challenging,” Miller said.
“At a high-speed circuit like Phillip Island, their extra aero and horsepower is an advantage, so I will need to be performing at the top of my game.”
Miller completed several sessions in open practice today, and said his simulator work in the lead-up to the weekend has already paid dividends.
“While the simulator is not exactly like driving the real thing, it’s very useful in terms of setting braking and turn-in points, and understanding the racing line,” he said.
“It means that as soon as practice starts, you’re already in the zone and can push hard straight away, without needing to spend too much time familiarising yourself with the track.”
This weekend’s round will consist of a pair of one-hour endurance races on Saturday and Sunday.