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Ullrichs win Early Classic

Peter and Sari Ullrich from New South Wales, driving the eye catching 1963 Jensen CV8, has led from start to finish to take out the Early Classic Handicap at Targa Tasmania.
Just eleven seconds separated team Ullrich from Paul and Christine Freestone in a 1948 Holden 215 at the end of the second day. However, from that point on, the Ullrichs moved clear of their rivals.

Day Five was decisive, with Ullrich extending the margin by two minutes 35 seconds. Mt Arrowsmith once again proving to be one of the key stages in Targa Tasmania, the classic Jensen finishing the stage one minute 29 seconds ahead of Freestone the Holden.

“This is the second time I’ve won this and it’s great because there’s some seriously fast cars in early classic,” Peter Ullrich said.

"This car is 50 years old and does a wonderful job – it’s 40 years ahead of its time – it’s a great old thing.

“If they raced these at Le Mans, they would have won for sure – it’s just an awesome car.

“I didn’t like today’s stages though – they really didn’t suit the car sat all as it was too big for it.

“We had a good lead and today was always going for us, but fortunately, we made it through.

Paul and Christine Freestone eventually finished six minutes 15 seconds behind Ullrich to take second overall, with Andrew White of Victoria and Ashley Yelds from the UK finishing third in their 1961 Volvo 122S, eight minutes 57 seconds off the winners pace.

Shannons Early Classic Results

1st, 383, Peter Ullrich (NSW) - Sari Ullrich (NSW), Jensen CV8, 3LMSF
2nd, 215, Paul Freestone (VIC) - Christine Freestone (VIC), Holden 215, 2MSE
3rd, 222, Andrew White (VIC) - Ashley Yelds (UK), Volvo 122S, 3LMSD
4th, 449, Richard Woodward (NSW) - Neil Gibson (SA), Holden Monaro GTS, 4LMSH
5th, 361, Ross Steuart (VIC) - Jill Steuart (VIC), Ford Anglia 105e, 3LMSB
6th, 421, Robin Lowe (VIC) - Peter Lowe (VIC), Datsun 240Z, 4LMSC

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