History comes round again for George

TWENTY five years after Andrew Miedecke brought Ross and Jim Stone to Australia to work on the famous OXO Ford Sierras in the Australian Touring Car Championship, his son George Miedecke is proving history repeats itself as he drives for Jim’s son Matt in the 2013 Dunlop Series in the Team iSeek Falcon V8 Supercar.

Miedecke junior will run number as a homage to the number his father used in the Sierra a quarter of a century ago.

With Jim joining the team following the sale of his legendary V8 Supercar team Stone Brothers Racing to Erebus Racing, the stage is set for a second generation of the Stone and Miedecke families to battle for wins on the track.

George Miedecke said he looked forward to the challenge.

“I can’t wait,” he said. “Ever since I’ve been a kid I’ve visited the track and spent time with Ross and Jimmy in the pits.

“Back when I used to race in the V8 ute series, Dad and Jimmy sat down and watched the timing screens together. I still remember when I got my first pole at Bathurst and Jimmy was right there with my Dad to shake my hand.

“ To be driving his cars this year, it’s all come full circle. I’m honoured.

“And Matt has taken this team places, winning the championship in his first year. I can’t believe it.”

Veteran engineer Paul Ceprnich and his company PACE Innovations will join the team to take control of engineering the ex-Lee Holdsworth chassis he raced to eighth in the 2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

As hinted in the team name, the car will carry naming rights sponsorship from iSeek Communications, a data communications company with national exposure including data centres in both Brisbane and Sydney.

Supporting partners will be announced in the coming weeks.


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