McElrea Racing
  • Tim Miles
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Darwin 2017

  • Tim Miles & his Crew
    After securing his first National Championship with MR @Phillip Island 2016

  • Tim Miles
    GT3 Cup Challenge @Sydney Motorsport Park 2015

  • Tim Miles
    Australian GT @Sydney Motorsport Park 2015

Tim Miles

Tim started his career back in the eighties when he competed in the NZ Formula Ford and South Island Sports Car championships.

He then moved to the UK where he worked with teams competing in Formula 3, Formula Renault and the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship). In the five years he was in the UK, the teams Tim worked for secured three championship victories.

Since moving away from pursuing a career in motorsport Tim has held a variety of executive positions specialising in merger and acquisition transactions and is the founder and Principal of a very successful corporate advisory practice. www.miles.com.au

Tim started the 2017 season in the Australian GT championship but moved across to Carrera Cup before round 4 in Darwin.

2018 will be Tim's fifth season with MR and with credentials like 2016 GT3CC Elite champion and runner-up in the 2017 AGT Endurance championship Tim is expected to be a front-runner in the Carrera Cup Pro-Am.

Background...

What are your top 3 career highlights so far?

  • Being involved in motorsport all my life.
  • Combining motorsport and my business to successfully manage the sale of V8 Supercars to Archer Capital.
  • Scoring multiple podiums in both seasons that I have competed in GT3 Cup Challenge.

Have you raced in any other events or categories?
I have been involved in motorsport for as long as I can remember. My father was a founder of the Ashburton Car Club and mate of Andy McElrea's dad Rod. This is where Andy and I met and my first car racing event was driving a Mk 1 Cortina in a hill climb at the age of 15.

I competed in NZ until I was 20 and then left for the UK. In the UK I worked in British F3 and the BTCC and was involved in 3 championship victories (2 in F3 with JJ Lehto and David Brabham and 1 in the BTCC with Will Hoy).

Since returning to Australia I have been involved as a founder and co-owner of V8 Supercar team Tasman Motorsport and am currently a part owner of Triple Eight Race Engineering.

I returned to driving in 2012 doing 4 races in Aussie Race Cars and 2016 will be my third full season of GT3 Cup Challenge.

Any other personal interests you would like to share?

  • Making it to 49 and only looking 54!

What are your favourite motorsport moments?

  • Driving the Aston Martin GT at the 2015 SMP round of the AGT.

What is your all-time favourite race car?

  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4.

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Spa Francorchamps.

MR Driver Development... The Winning Edge !!

Tim Miles, Jim Campbell, Jake Klarich and Jaxon Evans
All drivers w/ McElrea Racing - Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge @Winton 2016

Tim Miles & Renee Gracie
Porsche Carrera Cup @Phillip Island 2014

Jewson F3 car in British GP paddock
when Tim was working with David Brabham.

JJ Lehto in the F3 car
that Tim worked on in the UK