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Redback Racing to make history at Targa

The Redback Racing pairing of Adam Spence and Erin Kelly are set to make history in this year’s Targa Tasmania. They will be the first race team to run their Nissan R35 GTR with a one piece, full carbon fibre wheel set, produced by Australian company Carbon Revolution.
The latest carbon technology
The wheels are the first aftermarket carbon fibre wheels for the automotive industry, and Redback Racing have been working alongside the Geelong-based company to fit the wheels to the powerful Nissan GTR.

“We did some early testing on the wheels and you could feel the difference immediately, completely changing the dynamics of the car,” Redback Racing driver, Adam Spence, said.

“Acceleration and braking performances were improved over our old aluminium wheels due to dramatic weight savings. The Carbon Revolution CR-9 has improved the overall wheel and tyre combination, which makes such a difference to the car’s handling.

“We know we still have more to learn about the GTR and what it is capable of, and after a solid fifth outright at Targa High Country in November last year, which was our first outing in the car, we know that running such a great product will help us gain those precious seconds needed on every stage to be competitive again this year.”

Brett Gass, Executive Director of Carbon Revolution added that the partnership with Redback Racing had been a tremendous project for Carbon Revolution.  

“We have been looking for the opportunity to work with an innovative racing team to prove our wheel technology in the harshest conditions possible, so we’re looking forward to supporting Redback Racing as they strive for great success in this world famous race,” Gass said.

Carbon Revolution is a global leader in composite technology and has key development partnerships with Deakin University and RMIT in Australia.

Here Are The Top Five Reasons To Not Do A Targa Rally

5. You will become addicted

This is another big gap in the documentation from Targa Australia, nowhere does it warn you about this and it will be hard for many to avoid. Although, once you get a taste for the amazing twisty closed roads, being part of a large motorsport event, drooling over lots of cars, getting sore cheeks from smiling too much and getting that little taste of what race drivers get to enjoy….you will most likely become addicted and want to do it again. You’ve been warned!
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The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard. Foot to the floor, tyres gripping, the engine singing, and you don’t even glance at the speedometer. Try doing that on a public road, though, and say goodbye to your car and licence. But what if you could do all that legally? The Targa Australia rally series is just that.

CarAdvice was invited to the Porsche Targa High Country Tour this year to drive the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS around Mount Buller, Mansfield, and Eildon over three days.


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Now available for FREE Download: Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 TV Show

Just over 2 months ago, we successfully completed the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef and now is your chance to re-live the event. The full Channel 9 TV Show is now available for FREE download & unlimited streaming to all devices.


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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2019 Early Bird closing soon *NOW CLOSED*

With our 200th entry just received, 2019 is looking at being bigger & better than 2018! The field will again be capped, so make sure you don’t miss out on being a part of all the excitement next year.


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