Targa Tasmania 2012: Day 4 update

Matt Close, Audi TT RS, Targa Tasmania 2012

As we type the Targa Tasmania crews will be tackling the final day of competition, including the monster 58.55km Mt Arrowsmith stage. We bring you three videos to show what happened on Day 4.

Well, mostly. Matt Close crashed his Audi TT RS on the Riana stage and injured his back. According to the official Targa Tasmania update driver Matt Close was taken to Burnie Hospital for observation, while navigator Casey Close was okay. So far we’ve not seen any footage of the crash, but wish Matt a speedy recovery.

Jason White (Lamborghini Gallardo) led the event at the end of Day 4, with a 2 minute 25 second margin over Tony Quinn (Nissan GT-R). Following the retirement of the Closes, Brendan Reeves (Mazda RX8-SP) moved into third place, 4 minutes 4 seconds behind White.

The top two placings in the Classic outright class remain the same, Rex Broadbent (1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS) holds a 3 minute 12 second lead over Jon Siddin (1970 Datsun 240Z). While former third placeholder Donn Todd has struck trouble and dropped down the field. John Ireland (1977 Porsche 911 Carrera) is now third in Classic, almost 15 minutes off the lead.

For access to full Targa Tasmania results click here: ausm.tv/tt2012