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Offline tasgirevik


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The final day of Targa Wrest Point was held in almost perfect conditions, with fine weather and a temperature nudging 30 degrees. While this was great for fans lining the route, it made it hot work for the drivers.

White seemed unaffected. He beat Close by 16 seconds on the opening stage and then gradually extended his lead.

"It was extreme pressure out there, because we knew Closey was going really fast. All we could do was go ballistic and hope for the best, and I think the stage records on the last three stages of the day will stand for a long time because we've got no intentions whatsoever of going any faster than that again," White said.

"On the last stage we scared every single guide post, bank and gum tree. There was not an ounce of road left and it was 100 per cent everywhere through the stage. It was a pretty rewarding drive.

It was great to see this limited edition (150 units) supercar getting absolutely flogged ; certainly no garage queen treatment! The car made it through unscathed , which when you know the roads used for the various stages is quite a remarkable feat.



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The Torana  :eek:  :scared:

Now what he should have done is lay a few Donuts and make it look like he meant it!!   :p



Offline tasgirevik


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Now what he should have done is lay a few Donuts and make it look like he meant it!!   :p
Well , you did ask! We had to have a bit of action at the T junction.
The one car in the field that failed to go through smoothly.
The residents having a drink on their front lawn to the left of the bridge received an unexpected visitor.
Local hooning laws encourage this sort of thing.

Longley stage, Targa Wrest Point 30.1.12
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At least he didn't end upside down in the salt water of the Huon River estuary, like two other cars at an earlier stage.



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Does anyone else think the lines on the road helped push the ass out of this one? Just seems like it didn't help with traction as he crossed the median strip...

Great effort to keep it out of the creek though, even if it was by chance.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline tasgirevik


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Does anyone else think the lines on the road helped push the ass out of this one? Just seems like it didn't help with traction as he crossed the median strip...
Conditions were perfect. It didn't help that an official's Targa car came through way too fast  (showing off) just before the stage started , hitting the gravel on the left and spraying it all over the road...wannabes everywhere.

As I said , all other cars made it through with no dramas. Perhaps handling is not a Torana's strong point  ;) Mind you the A9X performed brilliantly.



Offline tasgirevik


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Back to the centre of attention...

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Offline pku


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The official in the sweep car was looking way too quick where I was watching on the Lucaston stage, clipped the corner onto the Link Road, other than that pretty uneventful except for some of the big V8's lighting up the rears.

Here is a linky to the pics of the wet cars

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/01/29/296321_motorsports.html




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Ooops

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