Targa Tasmania – Day One

Targa Tasmania – Day One

The team from Redbackracing headed West today to the Central Western tablelands of Tasmania. Both cars were performing very well through the initial two stages. Moving into the longer more technical stages both Renaults were heading up the category with only seconds separating the times of the two cars.

At the sixth stage of the day – Merseylea, the two teams had interesting moments. With car 933 of Andrew and Lee entering the stage first they were aware of their sister car following the into the stage, they pushed the car through the stage and were twice on the wrong side of the edge. Once getting airborne at high speed (see the below video) and later into the stage coming off the tarmac into the gravel and grass. Having been through this the car still completed the stage. However car 922 of Adam and Erin entered the stage chasing after car 933, they too were pushing hard and on the same corner where Andrew and Lee left the tarmac, Adam and Erin did the exact same feat on the same corner however going a little further off course subsequently getting stuck.

As always the redbackracing service crew were on hand to get the car out and make minor repairs to get Adam and Erin back into the race for the last two stages of the day.

With Andrew and Lee in first place for Targa showroom and Adam and Erin still in a good position that they can build on over the next four days its going to continue to be an amazing event and live up its name as The Ultimate Tarmac Rally.

Click here to watch the Video : AB_LCM_Merseylea

 

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Targa Tasmania Prologue – Day Zero

Targa Tasmania Prologue – Day Zero

Targa Tasmania 2014 got under way today with 2 prologue stages in Kayena and Georgetown, North of Launceston. With the sun shining but cool temperatures the teams were glad to get the campaign underway.

Car 933 of Andrew Bollom and Lee Challoner-Miles finished both stages on top with car 922 of Adam Spence and Erin Kelly 6.2 seconds behind in second place. The prologue times are used to set the start time for Day one of the rally and not used for the total rally time.

The course heads North tomorrow towards Devonport with 8 action packed stages.

 

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Targa Tasmania Pre Race Track Day

Targa Tasmania Pre Race Track Day

Today we had the great opportunity to take our sponsors and guests out on Tasmania’s finest race track – Symmons Plains.

Targa Tasmania starts tomorrow (6th May) with 2 prologue events at Kayena and George Town, having some time in the car to perform a shakedown today before heading out on Tasmania’s roads gave the team a great chance to test and tweak the teams two Renault Megane’s.

Watch this space tomorrow for the first update from the “Ultimate Tarmac Rally”

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Watch our progress Live throughout Targa Tasmania 2014

Watch our progress Live throughout Targa Tasmania 2014

During Targa Tasmania you can watch our progress through each stage LIVE

Web :

Visit the rallysafe website by clicking here. At the top of the page you can select both the Redback Racing cars and during a stage it will show the car travelling through the stage. The redbackracing car numbers are 922 & 933.

Mobile :

IOS / Iphone / Ipad visit the app store and search for “Rallysafe”. Once you have the application open select the event, for example Targa Tasmania 2014.

Or click on the below to open in the Apple App Store

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Android users can also search for rallysafe in the Google play store.  Once you have the application open select the event, for example Targa Tasmania 2014.

Or click on the below to open in the Google Play Store

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New Sponsor – Hema helping our Service Crew navigate Tasmania and beyond

Hema helping our Service Crew navigate Tasmania and beyond

Redback Racing are extremely excited to announce a new sponsor – Hema.

We have been supplied with Hema’s HN7 Navigator units, that will be fitted in our service vehicles. Known throughout Australia for their outdoor explorer and four wheel driver navigation units. Over and above street based navigation the units also come with directions across dirt tracks and in excess of 6000 points of interest across Australia.

Here’s a link to the units Redback Racing service crew will have installed in preparation for Targa Tasmania 2014 – https://www.hemamaps.com.au/Home/HN7/Hema-Navigator-HN7

As always Redback Racing would like to thank all of our sponsors and look forward to continuing on with the successes we have seen throughout 2013 / 2014.

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PRESS RELEASE – Redbackracing’s goal of clean sweep of category!

PRESS RELEASE – Redbackracing’s goal of clean sweep of category!

Read the article – https://rallysportmag.com/spence-on-track-for-targa-championship-victory/

Redbackracing set out at the beginning of the season with a very aggressive goal of winning the 2wd Showroom Category in the Australian Targa Championship.

What has been completed so far is three wins and three second placed at every round of the championship. Emphasizing not only pace but reliability.

Team principle Adam Spence “I am so happy with what the whole team have been able to achieve this year, its such a team effort and every single one of the team have made their own and unique contribution that has lead to this, Targa Tas is the most challenging and to be treated with care, the prep and testing has gone well so far”

Justin Hocevar CEO Renault Australia: “On behalf of Renault Australia, I would like to extend our best wishes to Adam Spence and the team from RedBack Racing for the upcoming Targa Tasmania round.  It has been fantastic to see the dominance of the award-winning Megane RS across the championship and we look forward to another podium finish for the team.”

The combination of Adam Spence and Erin Kelly will again be in car 922 and Andrew Bollom and Lee Challoner-Miles in car 933.

The team at Redback Racing would once again like to take this opportunity to thank all of their support team and our major sponsors RDA/EBC Brakes, Hi-Tec Batteries, Motul and Corporate Impressions Australia for supporting us and thus enabling us to compete. We would also like to thank Nuance Communications, Cyara, Dimension Data and PSS.

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Targa Wrest Point 2014

Redback Racing On The Podium… Again!

Redback Racing On The Podium… Again!

Redbackracing has again made it onto the podium in the Australian Targa Championship. Placing 2nd at in the grueling 5 day Targa Tasmania, Bunjamin Noor and Lee Challoner-Miles secured their 2nd podium podium finish of the season, placing the teams two cars 2nd and 4th in the 2013 / 2014 Targa Championship.

With mixed fortunes over the 5 days, commencing with the car of Adam Spence and Erin Kelly winning most of the stages on days 1 to 3, but crashing out at the end of day 3 on the notorious Rinadeena stage leading into Strahan and finishing with a hard fought 2nd place finish for Bunjamin and Lee who experienced engine issue for the final day.

Justin Hocevar, Managing Director Renault Australia, said; "I would like to extend my congratulations to the team at RedBack Racing for a fantastic week of driving at Targa Tasmania. The team have been consistently in front all season and this week was no exception. Renault Sport is an iconic name in Motorsport the world over and I am thrilled to see the dominance of all the Renault cars at this year's Targa Tasmania event."

Adam Spence, Team manager from Redback racing said “This championship season being the first for Redbackracing in the Renaults and having one of the cars in 1st position for their first two rounds and a fantastic 2nd place at Targa Tasmania has shown the professionalism of our whole team and has highlighted the Megane’s ability for Tarmac rallying. I would like to thank the wonderful team of volunteers who support us. We would not be therer without their commitment and efforts”
The next championship season starts in August, with the first round in Adelaide, the team will be starting their preparations straight after they leave Tasmania and taking the lessons learnt from this season and will be looking to repeat their earlier successful results and aim for one better to at Targa Tasmania 2014.

The team at Redback Racing would once again like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsors RDA/EBC Brakes, Hi-Tec Batteries, Motul and Corporate Impressions Australia for supporting us and thus enabling us to compete. We would also like to thank Nuance Communications, Cyara, World Manuals, Dimension Data and Holly Connects for their continued support.