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    Just had a quick look for reference - YT's time this year at Hellyer Gorge was identical to what he ran last year in the Lambo Super Alphabet.

    These new cars must be mental out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post
    Hahahhahahaha,

    He is the master of the straight faced piss take. Much respect for the self made man spending his hard earned well.
    yeah, and obviously enjoying every minute of it instead of taking it all too seriously. Good to see!

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    We are out of the event with a failed engine, dropped cylinders and became a big oil pump. We set some killer times this week, picked up some new records, but that's Targa Tas 2016 over.
    Get on board our sister car with Mike Pritchard at the wheel, going for the win in GT2 class and outright!

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    ^^^^^ What a bugger. Was an amazing battle in GT2. Close should be cruising to the finish from here given he now has almost 9 mins over the field.

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    Mis shift boom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatz View Post
    Mis shift boom?
    That's what I had heard. Fkn long stage. Mental fatigue would be high.

    Edit: seems it just let go.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mviES5Ze3NM
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    YT said he accidently gave it an over rev on the previous stage and thinks that may have been where the damage was done

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    No shortage of last day dramas. A combination of some slightly damp roads and I guess fatigue had a couple of cars roll. (Porsche turbo and the Norton WRX). Alternator in Roes evo let go on the second last stage leaving them parked up. Cpt Close managed his lead well and avoided any last day dramas taking the outright win. This event never fails to deliver highs and lows.

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    Wrest Point GT2
    1st 911 Close, Matt (VIC) ‐ Reeves, Cameron (QLD) 2015 Porsche GT3 GT2C
    2nd 945 Pritchard, Michael (TAS) ‐ Mourant, Gary (Tas) 2016 Dodge Viper ACR GT2D
    3rd 919 Richards, Jim (VIC) ‐ Oliver, Barry (TAS) 2015 Porsche GT4 GT2C

    Shannons Classic
    1st 635 Achterberg, Leigh (QLD) ‐ Fitzgerald, Greg (QLD) 1982 Porsche 944 6SSB
    2nd 383 Ullrich, Peter (NSW) ‐ Ullrich, Sari (NSW) 1963 Jensen CV8 3LMSF
    3rd 215 Freestone, Paul (VIC) ‐ Freestone, Christine (VIC) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 2LMSF

    Country Club GT4
    1st 947 Glenney, Steve (TAS) ‐ Kulhanek, Tim (TAS) 2008 Subaru STi GT4C
    2nd 996 Quinn, Tony (QLD) ‐ Tillett, Naomi (SA) 2014 Lamborghini Huracan GT4D
    3rd 962 Kennard, Angus (NSW) ‐ Wheeler, Ian (TAS) 2015 Nissan GT‐R35 GT4D

    Shannons Classic GT
    1st 465 Siddins, Jon (QLD) ‐ Siddins, Gina (QLD) 1970 Datsun 240Z 4GTE
    2nd 607 Faux, Barry (ACT) ‐ Mihajlovic, Therezia (ACT) 1985 Mazda RX‐7 6GTF
    3rd 602 Wearing, Cameron (SA) ‐ Wearing, Tania (SA) 1981 Truimph TR7 V8 6GTE

    Spirit of Tasmania and Duttons Garage Early Modern
    1st 727 Bollom, Andrew (NSW) ‐ Challoner‐Miles, Lee (NSW) 1995 Mazda RX‐7 SP 7‐2WDC
    2nd 726 Balcombe, Mark (QLD) ‐ Foster, Brian (NSW) 1995 Mazda RX‐7 SP 7‐2WDC
    3rd 703 Thatcher, Stephen (Nsw) ‐ Handley, Kelly (NSW) 1994 Nissan ATTKD Select R SP 7‐4WDC

    Highest Placed Category 7‐2WD
    727 Bollom, Andrew (NSW) ‐ Challoner‐Miles, Lee (NSW) 1995 Mazda RX‐7 SP

    RDA Brakes Modern
    1st 918 Winterbourn, Brendon (WA) ‐ Chudleigh, Anthony (WA) 2011 Mitsubishi Evolution X 8‐4WDB
    2nd 850 Burrowes, Gregory (QLD) ‐ Burrowes, Rhonda (QLD) 2009 Mitsubishi Evolution X 8‐4WDB
    3rd 807 Mayer, Peter (SA) ‐ O'Neill, Nicole (NSW) 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 8‐2WDC

    Highest Placed Category 8‐2WD
    807 Mayer, Peter (SA) ‐ O'Neill, Nicole (NSW) 2007 Porsche 911 GT3

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    Shannons Vintage
    1st 257 Clark, Wayne (TAS) ‐ Berriman, Trevor (TAS) 1938 Dodge Speedster Special 1LMSC
    2nd 224 Copeland, Graham (QLD) ‐ Herbert, Josh (QLD) 1936 Desoto Special 1MSB

    Budget GT Sports Trophy
    1st 175 Beable, Jeff (VIC) ‐ Beable, Nerida (VIC) 2000 Nissan Skyline GT‐R N1
    2nd 187 Bridge, Jordan (SA) ‐ Bridge, Debbie (SA) 2004 Subaru WRX STi
    3rd 151 Duursma, Martin (NSW) ‐ Wodhams, Richard (NSW) 2013 Lotus Exige S V6

    Budget GT Sports Trophy Highest Placed Classic
    195 Froude, Simon (TAS) ‐ Powning, Jason (VIC) 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

    Budget TSD Trophy
    1st 102 Marshall, Darryl (QLD) ‐ Marshall, Andrew (NSW) 2002 Ford Falcon Ute Pursuit 250
    2nd 108 Knapp, Gerard (NSW) ‐ Campbell, Roger (NSW) 2005 Alfa Romeo GT
    3rd 127 Marshall, Brian (VIC) ‐ Marshall, Justin (VIC) 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI

    Budget TSD Trophy Highest Placed Classic
    134 Emi, Hisao (JAP) ‐ Kusaka, Kohei (JAP) 1972 Toyota Corolla Levin

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post
    No shortage of last day dramas. A combination of some slightly damp roads and I guess fatigue had a couple of cars roll. (Porsche turbo and the Norton WRX). Alternator in Roes evo let go on the second last stage leaving them parked up. Cpt Close managed his lead well and avoided any last day dramas taking the outright win. This event never fails to deliver highs and lows.
    No last day dramas you say!? Lol.... Let me tell you a story or two my good man.....

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    What were all the exotic <100 numbered cars? They don't get a mention anywhere on the Targa website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Orange View Post
    What were all the exotic <100 numbered cars? They don't get a mention anywhere on the Targa website.
    That's the Targa Tour and Historic Rallye. You get to drive all of the Targa stages after the road is closed but you're restricted to 130 km/hr. You drive it in convoy and every car carries a GPS tracker (Rallysafe system) so you'll get fined or excluded if you speed. There's no requirement for rollcages, helmets etc. No times are kept and it's not competitive in any way.

    The best way of describing it is that it's sort of like a dawn run that you may have done in your younger days before speed cameras. You drive quickly but don't really take any risks.

    I just got back from doing it. I was working with BMW and spent most of the week in an i8. I also had a steer of the M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, as well as a very cool M3 CSL.

    Porsche Australia organised a group of 60 cars. They charged around $8k and all 60 places sold out in three days. The customers turned up in Melbourne with their cars, and Porsche organised the rest (ferry trip, accommodation, meals etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    No last day dramas you say!? Lol.... Let me tell you a story or two my good man.....
    Ah yes. I saw a book face pic involving a failed tyre on second last stage ? Fk me. Sounds like another brush with "stealing defeat from the jaws of victory" for the Captain. Glad to see you got it sorted and got it home. Must have been a very nervous time.

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    Mighty effort for the Megane RS to finish 4th in GT2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6000SUX View Post
    That's the Targa Tour and Historic Rallye.
    Thanks, so essentially a means for people with nice old E-types (or maybe a LS3 Lexus) to have some fun. Although the web site says "The tour adheres to the sign posted speed limits..."

    The missus is liking the idea of being nav, although she does get confused between left and right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Orange View Post
    Thanks, so essentially a means for people with nice old E-types (or maybe a LS3 Lexus) to have some fun. Although the web site says "The tour adheres to the sign posted speed limits..."

    The missus is liking the idea of being nav, although she does get confused between left and right.
    I think it depends on which group you are running with. The speed of our tour was controlled by Cody Crocker and Steve Richards. The Porsche tour had Steve Johnson and Alex Davidson. Both BMW and Porsche tours were organised by MSR (Motorsport Rescue). I think the speed limit is an ongoing work in progress trying to find the balance between safety and enjoyment, and then having to consider the skill of the driver and the inherent safety of the cars too. Doing 120 km/hr in a modern sports car with ABS, stability control and 8 airbags is a bit different to doing the same thing in an E-type.

    You don't need to know how to navigate as you are usually in a convoy (usually 100-150m apart). There were lots of couples involved as far as I could see. Our group had "professional" codrivers because they wanted the journos and company executives to have a good time and not stress about navigation. This also meant that the codrivers could tell the drivers when they were getting near or overstepping the mark with their speed or abilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6000SUX View Post
    The Porsche tour had Steve Johnson and Alex Davidson. Both BMW and Porsche tours were organised by MSR (Motorsport Rescue). I think the speed limit is an ongoing work in progress trying to find the balance between safety and enjoyment, and then having to consider the skill of the driver and the inherent safety of the cars too.
    Thanks. I assumed the "signed speed limit" restriction was there as a means of enforcing speed restrictions if required.

    Thanks for the info, may have to look around at what amateur/club tarmac rallies there are to give her the proper nav experience. I could think of lots of worse "bonding exercises" to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Orange View Post
    Thanks. I assumed the "signed speed limit" restriction was there as a means of enforcing speed restrictions if required.

    Thanks for the info, may have to look around at what amateur/club tarmac rallies there are to give her the proper nav experience. I could think of lots of worse "bonding exercises" to do.
    If ever you are in Brisbane I'd be happy to spend an afternoon with you and run through how to do it. The Targa Tour is way easier than a tarmac rally as it doesn't use any time cards etc. If you turn up late and the competition cars have entered the stage then you miss out. It's pretty good motivation to be there on time.
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    My cousins took out there class this year! Been going down there for ages, glad it finally came together for them. Sneaky win from 3rd place going into the last day!

    https://targa.com.au/tc/news_details.asp?asset_id=28360

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR201600 View Post
    The CEO of BMW Australia invited all of the competitors driving BMWs in the field to dinner on the night of the first day. Ben and Rob from the crashed 2002 were invited but we naturally expected that they wouldn't be coming after the accident earlier in the day. It surprised the hell out of us when Ben (the co-driver) rocked up on crutches with his leg in a cast and still wearing his hospital ID band. We asked how his dad was going, he looked at his watch, and then said "Oh pretty good. He's having a pin put in his leg right now"!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6000SUX View Post
    If ever you are in Brisbane I'd be happy to spend an afternoon with you and run through how to do it.
    Will keep that in mind, thanks.
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    some action already after the end of day two
    YT had an issue on stage earlier in the day, now 10 mins down

    1st - glenney
    2nd - close
    3rd - Pritchard
    stokell - 4th


    the pace looks hot already

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    Yeah George,

    And now Glenney crashed out. That Lotus might be a good thing on track but IMHO itís no tarmac rally car. Looks as nervous as fuck. Captain Close in a good position but some very wet weather to come so anything could happen. Was snow on Arrowsmith last week. Going to be a challenging few days. Was also bad luck for Nunn in early modern. Was schooling them in the 996 turbo and then blew a ball joint. Never hurts to have a bit of luck on your side in these events.

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    PF's own Jeff Morton (SPDRCR) sitting in 5th only 3 seconds on 4th O/R also in a Lotus.

    darkside- agree Glenneys thing looked like a complete nightmare at the limit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmo View Post
    some action already after the end of day two
    YT had an issue on stage earlier in the day, now 10 mins down

    1st - glenney
    2nd - close
    3rd - Pritchard
    stokell - 4th


    the pace looks hot already
    Hate to say it but I didnít know Targa Tassie was on until I saw your post .
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    Well a character building day thus far. Has been the first proper wet targa for a while. EDIT: Targa Live lead me astray. Stokel gambled on a soft tyre option that appears to be paying off in the wet. Pulling heaps of time out of Close. Now has approx 38 sec lead. Pritchard/Mourant GT3rs has crashed out. All ok. Morton finds himself in 3rd in GT2. Race of attrition. Kennard third outright in the 35 GTR.

    Still a long way to go.
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    Interesting to keep tabs on this.

    Haven't done a targa in over a decade sadly. Amazing event.

    All the best Darkside, evening finishing (especially when it gets wet) is a solid outcome.

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    Hey Summoner,

    Sadly my first and last tugga was 2011. Now just follow with interest from the sidelines. Would love to get back but as I am sure you can appreciate itís quite an undertaking.

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