TMR MAINTAINS TARMAC 1-2
Evans and Millar continue top form at Targa Wrest Point.
Australia cars maintain a solid 1-2 in the 2010 Australian Tarmac
Championship after last weekend’s Targa Wrest Point, following a
stunning duel for the Showroom class win.
Held around Hobart
over 200km of competitive Targa stages, TMR Lancer Evolution Xs
continued their pace-setting form, with the Yokohama Advan Evo X Club
Spec of Dean Evans/Simone Bachmann and the Hyperactive Designs Evo X RS
of Scott Millar/Chris Dean fighting for the win in the Showroom class.
an event-long duel with the TMR-built Evo 9 RS of Tony Warren/Natasha
Deniese, Evans won six of the 11 stages but eventually finished second
in Showroom by just 20 seconds. “We’re stoked with that,” explained
Evans, who was running the SST dual-clutch gearbox. “We drove it as
hard as we could, and the Club Spec was faultless. The paddle-shift
gearbox may not be the first ’box choice for motorsport, but I just
love it! We know there’s a lot more potential in the car, so though we
just missed the win, we know there’s more speed to come.”
Evans/Bachmann finished 13th outright from the entire field of 150
cars, and maintain their lead in the 2010 Australian Tarmac
Hyperactive Designs Evo X RS finished a solid 3rd in Showroom (22nd
outright), after setting a brace of fast times throughout the weekend
and finishing almost six minutes ahead of fourth place, the Queensland
team holding second in the championship.
the versatility of the Evo X and TMR’s tuning, the Rallimax Evo X of
Max Williams/Bruce Bush finished a strong 10th in Modern, also running
the dual-clutch SST gearbox.
next outing is in two weekends to defend its back-to-back victories at
the Bathurst 12 Hour on Feb 12-14, before heading to round three of the
ATC at the Lake Mountain Sprint, Victoria, on March 20-21.
Photos by Joel Strickland