Porsche Targa Tasmania

Porsche takes a look at Targa Tasmania 2011

Targa Tasmania 2011

At this year’s Targa Tasmania rally Porsche was celebrating two anniversaries, the first being the 20th running of Tasmania’s ultimate tarmac rally, the second being the 60th anniversary of Porsche in Australia.

The Porsche Musuem shipped over at least four cars to Australia to run in the event, including the iconic 911 SC to be driven by Walter Röhrl and Christian Geistdörfer; just as they did at the 1981 San Remo rally. There was even a Carrera GT road car on the Apple Isle during Targa. Clearly then, Porsche was taking this event very seriously.

You get the sense they were hoping Röhrl would write a fairytale story by winning the classic outright category, with Jim Richards to join in the winning fun in modern outright at the wheel of his 911 GT2 RS. In the end a driveshaft problem for Röhrl and a blown hose for Richards put paid to those hopes.

However, Porsche did have cause to celebrate when Rex Broadbent piloted his 911 Carrera RS to a fifth consecutive classic outright Targa Tasmania title.

After the break you can see how the Porsche media team captured the event over the course of the rally, as well as downloading three bonus AUSmotive wallpaper-friendly images. Simply click on any of the pics to view them in 2000px sizing.

Targa Tasmania 2011

Targa Tasmania 2011

Targa Tasmania 2011

14 replies on “Porsche takes a look at Targa Tasmania 2011”

Great videos, even if they are porsche centric. I hope they bring walter back again in a competitive car

Sorry Porsche…. SP beat you again!!!

5. Jamie Vandenberg (TAS) / Simon Vandenberg (TAS), 2009 Mazda RX-8 SP, +6:54
6. Jim Richards (VIC) / Barry Oliver (TAS), 2011 Porsche GT2 RS, +07:55

like the whites ( who have a icbm as a car) local people have local knowledge. they reece all year and know where the bumps, holes are, where to take it easy, and where not to, thus maximising throttle time, and minimising risk. the rx8 in those hands can maintain a high average speed throughout each stage. richards is just learning his 2 rs and i’m sure anybody would be flummoxed trying to learn roads in car with a reputation and over 600hp.

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