2005-07 Tarmac Rally

2005

Ross Dunkerton winning the Targa West 2005 Tarmac Rally in an Evo 8 which was prepared and owned by TMR. In 2006 TMR built an Evo 9 for Ross to compete in the same event which he also won. Dunkerton went on to win the Novice rally section at the 2007 Targa Tasmania in the same Evo 9. This was a close-fought-out result with local Tarmac pecialist Jamie Vandenberg who was also in an Evo 9.

2006

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart first entered into selected tarmac rally events in 2006 with a Tarmac spec Evo9 driven by Warwick Rooklyn and co-driven by Linda Long.  The first event was Targa Tasmania where at one point Team Mitsubishi Ralliart was leading the event however finishing in 6th outright position (even after a 4 minute tyre replacement penalty) behind some very expensive Porsches and Lamborghini’s.
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart also participated in Rally of Burnie, Porsche Mt Buller Sprint, and Targa West Rally in Perth which we withdrew from with respect for the tragic death of Peter Brock.

2007

Ross Dunkerton winning the Targa West 2005 Tarmac Rally in an Evo 8 which was prepared and owned by TMR. In 2006 TMR built an Evo 9 for Ross to compete in the same event which he also won. Dunkerton went on to win the Novice rally section at the 2007 Targa Tasmania in the same Evo 9. This was a close-fought-out result with local Tarmac specialist Jamie Vandenberg who was also in an Evo 9. In 2007 Team Mitsubishi Ralliart turned their attention to their EVO9 customer base that participated in various Tarmac Rallies, offering car builds, event support, servicing and repairs.
Projects included building a Tarmac-spec Evo9 for Tony Quinn of VIP Pet Foods who participated in Rally Burnie finishing with a credible 3rd outright placing. The same vehicle was prepared for his son Klark for the 2007 Mt Buller Sprint who finished 2nd outright.

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