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What the drivers said - day 2 of Targa High Country

The Targa media team caught up with some of the class leaders at the of day 2 of what has been an epic Targa High Country so far.
The Taylors lead TSD. Photo credit: Angryman Photography

Anthony Grace – Mansfield Shire GT Sports Trophy, Subaru WRX

 

I am stuffed. It’s been hard work staying ahead of the Mitchell and Darryl (Ringuets). 

 

We are still having fun so that’s good.

 

We are happy with how things are progressing. Got to keep our wits about us tomorrow and make it to the end. That’s our strategy. They are big stages so we have to keep our speed up. 

 

We were lucky it was wet on day one so we got a bit of a break on the Ringuets but now we have to keep in front.


Peter Taylor – TSD

 

It’s been another good day, but the others had a good day too.

 

Mansfield stage was a blast, pretty much managed to go flat out. The reset of the day was a bit dull as many stages were declared wet.

 

Key tomorrow is to not make any mistakes, but that is the same every day. It’s just so competitive now. Last year we won with 26 points and we are on nine now, so we will be on around half of those this year and still being pushed all the way.

 

Jason White (2016 Dodge Viper - Outright and GT2)

 

The first stage (TS9 Mirimbah) was interesting and got us to wake up because there wasn’t much grip.

 

There was just the right amount of moisture during the day for us and everything panned out well.

 

I think there was one stage where another Viper (Eddie Maguire) pipped us but we can’t complain.

 

Our tyres are in good shape and we haven’t used our new set for the front as yet so we are looking forward to the last four stages tomorrow.

 

Graham Copeland (1941 Jimmy Special - Classic Handicap)

 

We’ve been having a fair dig which shows. It hasn’t been teeming down today so it wasn’t too bad for us.

 

We’ve had a really good day especially on the faster stages where we were surprised at how well the old girl has done on them. On one of the stages we passed one of the modern Mustangs.

 

And then we saw 175km/h at one stage today. In this old girl you are taking your life into your hands. Josh (co-driver Herbert) has been on fire, leaning on the calls.

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