Bryce Miller is hoping to go one better in the Total 24 Hours of Spa this weekend as he tries to top his 2009 second placed finish.
New Jersey racer Miller, 29, is competing for ProSpeed Competition in the #74 Porsche 911 GT3-R alongside Dutch racer Paul van Splunteren and Belgians Nicolas De Crem and Ludovic Sougnez.
Miller believes the team, known as one of the best outfits in Europe, will help him take victory in the Pro-Am Cup at the Spa-Francorchamps enduro.
He said: “ProSpeed is a pretty accomplished team, I know them to have a lot of success. One of my former co-drivers from a couple years ago, Richard Westbrook – who Dirk Werner and I won the ALMS race at Road America in 2009 with – used to drive for ProSpeed.
“I’ve been aware and paid attention to that team because of that fact and because I’ve wanted to broaden my European experience, so they’ve been on my radar.”
And Miller is returning to Spa for the second time this year having notched a fifth place finish in the GTE Am class in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Six Hours of Spa event in May.
The American is thrilled to be returning to the Belgian circuit that he rates as one of the best in the world.
He added: “I’ve always liked to go back to Spa, it’s one of my favorite racetracks. Plus, my first 24 hours there, I had a second place, so once you come that close to a win at a main event like that, it’s hard not to go back. It’s part of ‘the disease.’
“There’s nothing quite like the Eau Rouge sector (Turns 3, 4 and 5) at another racetrack. Experiencing that elevation change that’s going on at Spa at those speeds is a really cool sensation. It’s a really awesome sensation. I enjoy it.”
Miller is hoping to carry his ALMS form into the Spa event having achieved back-to-back top 10 finishes in his last two outings and will return to the American series in August in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at Lexington.