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Targa Tasmania 2011: Day 1 update

Tony Quinn leads Targa Tasmania after Day 1 of the island rally. Negotiating his Nissan GT-R successfully through the opening day the 2009 Targa Tasmania winner holds a narrow three second lead in the modern outright category. In second place is yesterday’s Prologue winner Jason White. Sitting nicely in third, 27 seconds behind the leader, […]

Targa Tasmania 2011: George Town

Jason White signalled his intent for the 2011 Targa Tasmania event by setting the quickest time at today’s Prologue in George Town. The Jason and John White team are the defending champions and also won the rally back in 2005. Their Lamborghini Gallardo was literally and figuratively on fire as the Whites were almost five […]

Walter Röhrl talks about his Porsche 911 SC at Targa Tasmania

Dual world rally champ Walter Röhrl is in Australia for the 2011 Targa Tasmania rally. It’s part of Porsche Cars Australia’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Röhrl is driving the 911 SC he drove in the 1981 San Remo rally, where he almost beat the all-conquering Audi Quattros. It is considered one of the best ever drives […]

Targa Tasmania 2011

Proceedings for the 20th Targa Tasmania rally began today with the “Day 0” Prologue event at George Town. Below are a few handy links to help you follow the event: 2011 Results 2011 Course map and leg maps General news AUSmotive is at the rally working as service crew for car #923 Robinson/Neagle (2009 MINI […]

AUSmotive heading to Targa Tasmania

AUSmotive will be returning to Targa Tasmania in 2011. We’ll be forming part of the service crew to support car #923 driven by Andrew Robinson and Dennis Neagle. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Targa Tasmania rally and it’s going to be huge. You can see a full entry list HERE. For an […]

Skoda Octavia RS ready for Targa repeat

Last year Skoda raced a parts bin special Octavia RS-P at Targa Tasmania. This year the same car has been given an orange coat to mark the company’s sponsorship of new AFL team GWS. The changes run deeper, too, with the car altered to make it eligible to run in the two-wheel drive Showroom class […]

Rally legend Walter Röhrl to compete in 2011 Targa Tasmania

Exciting news for Australian motorsport fans with the announcement that rally legend and Porsche icon Walter Röhrl will be competing in Targa Tasmania this year. Röhrl has raced in Targa Tasmania twice before, 1997 and 2000, and will be reunited with a 30-year-old rally car in Tasmania for 2011. Back in 1981 Röhrl and co-driver […]

Targa Tasmania 2010 update – Day 5

Jason White driving a Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Strada has held on to claim the 2010 Targa Tasmania trophy. It is his second Targa victory and he finished 1 minute 5 seconds ahead of Ray Vandersee in a Skelta G Force. In third place was 2009 winner Tony Quinn driving a Nissan GTR. The Classic […]

Targa Tasmania 2010 update – Days 3 & 4

Targa Tasmania competitors have just set off on the final day of competition. Wet and windy conditions are expected for the race into Hobart. Jason White in a Lamborghini Gallardo continues to lead the field, but as you can see from the pic above it hasn’t been plain sailing for those chasing him. On Day […]

Targa Tasmania 2010 update – Days 1 & 2

Tasmanian based Jason White in his Lamborghini Gallardo continues to hold the outright lead in Targa Tasmania 2010 at the completion of day two. However, it was defending champ Tony Quinn in his Nissan GTR who set the early pace this morning, posting the quickest time through the awesome Sideling stage. Quinn is currently in […]

Targa Tasmania 2010

Targa Tasmania 2010 kicked off in earnest today with the first leg of the event taking place. Wet and wild conditions greeted the field and while most crews did manage to make it back to Launceston safely, some crews are already out of the rally. Fortunately there aren’t any reports of serious injury, despite some […]

Skoda Octavia RS-P ready for Targa Tasmania

Skoda Australia’s wicked one-off creation, the Octavia RS-P, is all set to make its tarmac rally debut at Targa Tasmania which kicks off next week. The recipe is pretty simple, take one standard Octavia RS, turn up the boost of the 2.0 litre turbo, fiddle about with the intake and exhaust. This will see you […]