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Drivers Quotes - Day 4

Here are quotes from some of our leading drivers after Day 4 of this year's Targa Tasmania.
DARRYL MARSHALL – 
“It’s just doing our homework which has got us to where we are so far”.
“This year’s been even more enjoyable than last year when we won it – we did all the hard work before we got here – and it’s paying off obviously.”
“This year’s all been about the prep – doing the homework and getting the car right.”

JEFF MORTON – 
“We’re having so much fun and just enjoying ourselves – we’re enjoying the amazing roads, we’re in a great car, and everything’s as good as it could be right now.”

ANGUS KENNARD – 
“We’re about two and a half minutes ahead, so we’re not trying to do anything too risky.”
“The roads have been patchy today from a grip point of view – there’s been a little bit of wet and a little bit of dry and trying to assess that has been quite difficult today.”

MATT CLOSE –
“We’ve pegged the lead back a bit in stages – we’ve done all we can do really.”
“We’ve got into our stride a bit more today.”
“We’ve still got very good tyres and if it’s dry tomorrow we’ll be able to get up and running and hopefully close down the gap a bit more.”

ADAM KAPLAN – 
“Our day’s been great, but we’re still struggling with our gearbox which has a mind of its own.”
“We were pretty comfortable on day one in the wet, but the tyres have a few more days wear in them, so we’ll see how we go if there’s more wet stages ahead.”

JASON WHITE –  
“We still need damp roads.”
“We tried not to use the tyres up too much through Hellyer Gorge as it’s not that kind to our tyres, but we’ll pick and choose the bits where we can go fast and make up some time.”
“Through the fast stuff is where we will push on, but through the tight stuff we just have to make sure the tyres are happy.”

JON SIDDINS – 
“We’ve got a good buffer now, so we will be cruising a bit now.”
“Gina’s been fantastic as a navigator – 90% of this is down to her, because I have to trust in what she says.”

CRAIG HAYSMAN – 
“We’ve had a plan all the way through the event and it really doesn’t matter who’s around us or what’s happening.”
“The long stages suit us, but at the moment we just can’t catch Jon – he’s awesome and we can’t believe the speed he’s carrying and the way he’s driving – it’s a serious compliment to the car, its prep and the whole crew.”
“We just have to keep on chipping away and hopefully Mount Arrowsmith isn’t too wet tomorrow, so we can peg back some time.”

PETER ULLRICH – 
“We had a brake problem yesterday and we changed rotors, but we’re not happy with the ones we put on, so we’ll try another set tonight.”
“I said we weren’t going to consolidate our lead today, but we have.”
“The brake issues aren’t costing us any time, it’s just trying to stop safely at the end of the stage which is giving us some concerns.”

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