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Trevarthen and Brooke have strong leads

Daniel Trevarthen and co-driver Chris Ward, driving a 2006 Holden Commodore SS, have dominated the Sports Trophy competition on Day 2 action.
Daniel Trevarthen and co-driver Chris Ward
Daniel Trevarthen and co-driver Chris Ward, driving a 2006 Holden Commodore SS, have dominated the Sports Trophy competition on Day 2 action.

The pair started the day with a 37 second buffer and finished 49 seconds clear of their rivals, Julian Page and Martin Duursma, who are tied for second.

 Page, with co-driver Diane Ridway in their 2013 Audi TT RS Plus, and Duursma and his co-driver Nick Cox, in a 2013 Lotus Exige S V6, had an intriguing battle, which is set to keep both pushing hard to the finish line tomorrow afternoon.

Trevarthen though, clearly out in front, can take it a little easier. He said he had a “fantastic day” on the run out to Whitfield and back, and was thrilled at how the big Commodore SS handled the conditions. 

“The Commodore likes backing into corners, so there was lots of sliding and throttle and we are thrilled that we have been able to build on what was only a 37 second lead overnight,” said Trevarthen.

In the Thoroughbred Trophy competition, Keith and Karl Brooke, in their 1980 Porsche 911, dominate the Thoroughbred Trophy section, having now opened up a lead of over 18 minutes on their sole rival, Brett Dillon and Geoffrey Corah, who are in a 1968 Porsche 911.

“We’ve had a great day, taking it easy and having fun,” Keith Brooke said. “We were a little worried about fuel consumption but other than that, the car is running like clockwork.”

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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