Team Redbackracing this year have again returned to the Whiteline Twilight Rally Series at Sydney Motorsport Park. However the first outing this season had a very retro feel about it…. The BMW M3 was away having some maintenance work in preparation for future Twilight rounds. So instead the team brought out an old fan favourite…. Renault Spider!
We had 4 sponsors from Bahco join us at the event to see the hundreds of cars participate and again the spider stood out from the crowd, not only for its unique looks but also the engine note that would have to be one of loudest in the field!
A great run out for the team and great conditions to be enjoyed by all, next Twilight rally is mid December where we look forward to sharing an update and pictures of the BMW returning to Sydney Motorsport Park.
Until then, click here to see the gallery of pictures from this months twilight rally.
Targa Tasmania 2022 was a special year, as the 30th Anniversary of the Ultimate Tarmac Rally, which also corresponded with Adams 14th and Lee’s 11th Targa, the 3rd year with both Adam and Lee competing together in the same car with the ultimate aim of taking the top step of the podium.
Before the race began, the team at Redback Racing hosted a number of sponsors at the Symons plains raceway, just outside Launceston. This gave a great opportunity for Bahco Sponsors, friends and families to get up close and personal with the BMW M3 CSL, including laps of the challenging supercars track. It also provided a great warm up event for Adam to get some time behind the wheel so the team could start the 30th running of Targa prep’d and ready in the best position to take on the most challenging of tarmac rallies!
However, it was very unfortunate that while the team were ready, on the very first stage the car has a computer related issues, which put the engine and gearbox into “Limp Mode” meaning the car would only run labouring and not attacking the first stage as the team would have hoped and lead to the team losing some 45 seconds on the first stage and putting them way down the position order.
The issue was initially resolved, which led to the crew having two solid stages to close the gap that had been caused from the first stage, but unfortunately the issue returned. They had however learnt to fully reset the car and computer, which they had to do mid stage on the side of the road, again costing more time.
Root cause for the issue was still not understood but a tactical work around, resetting the car before each stage to give it a chance to complete the whole stage, hoping that it did not reoccur during the stage… which worked as the team went on to take stage win the next 3 stages and closed the prior lost time to put team Redback Racing into to top position for the Early modern category.
Its with great sadness that unfortunately a competitor lost their life in a fatal accident, which after the loss of lives in 2021 the Targa leadership team made the call at the end of day 2 to downgrade the rest of the event from competition to drive through. This led to Team Redback Racing to an Early Modern Category & Class win by the most slender of lead, 1 second!
It was never a way the team wanted Adam & Lee to share their first collective Targa Tasmania win and everyone at Redback Racing would like to share their thoughts and prayers with the family of their former competitor.
The car was put on display with a local Mitre 10 dealership before being returned to NSW and the team will reset, resolve the issue that had occurred throughout the event and the team look forward to coming back even stronger at our next event!
Click here to view the gallery from Targa Tasmania 2022
On April 21st, as our last test for the BMW M3 the team from Redback Racing took to the Eastern creek circuit of the Sydney Motorsport park, to participate in the forth and final round of the Whiteline Twilight Rally Series. The event this time round was dry so the team were able to put the M3 through its paces to make last minute checks and alterations to the configuration of all elements of the BMW prior to the car being sent to Tasmania in preperation for a sponsors track day and then the following Tuesday the commencement of the 30th Anniversary running of Targa Tasmania.
Sponsors from Uniphore and Superloop were able to join the team for the evening to see the specticle that is twilight rallying, a very entertaining and successful evening for all involved.
Our next update will be from the apple isle as the team participate in the Ultimate Tarmac Rally!!!
Thursday night a week before Christmas… team Redback Racing had a night out at Sydney Motorsport Park, to enter the first round of the Whiteline Twighlight Rally Series. The team were joined by our friends from Bahco and PumpCX for the ride of their life!
The guests got t0 experience the opportunity to learn how to navigate using pace notes and then put them in action around the Sydney Motorsport park stage under lights.
Team Redback racing will be back for on the 10th February at Sydney Motorsport Park! If you can join us please come along and enjoy the action!
Until then, Adam Lee and all of Redback Racing team wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy New Year! See you in 2022!!
Redbackracing have been proud to be sponsored and affiliated with Bahco tools for over a year. The teams new BMW M3 is branded in Bahco colours… so we will be updating our website to match our new Branding. So remember to come back soon to see all the changes, until then… here’s a sneak peak at some of our new images.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Redbackracing team have had limited time to race throughout 2021. With two Targa events scheduled for early Quarter 1 2022, the team will be holding a track day at Wakefield Park Raceway in February 2022, the exact date is still to be confirmed based on scheduled now being created post lockdown easing.
Redbackracing will be hosting team sponsors with Trachschool led by John Boston, a renowed driver trainer with a long experience in training drivers on how to tackle the Wakefield circuit.
If you are keen to sponsor Redbackracing and join us on the track day please reach out directly to Adam or Lee the team would love to see you there!