Redbackracing has taken out Targa Wrestpoint 2WD Showroom category with Bunjamin Noor and Lee Challoner Miles taking victory, in the process making history by having a full international crew taking the win.
The team from Redbackracing arrived in Hobart full of confidence following on from their first outing in their Renault Megane RS250's back in November, in the 2nd round of the targa championship - Targa High Country finishing in 1st and 4th position.
The first stage of the event being the prologue and an easy base time, was an opportunity to get reacquainted with the cars before heading off to the Tahune stage. Adam Spence and Erin Kelly setting the pace right from the start of the first competitive stage with a fantastic time, 40 seconds ahead of their team mates Bunj Noor and Lee Challoner-Miles in second place.
Unfortunately for Adam and Erin the reverse leg of Tahune - Airwalk, was to see them have an issue off the start line. After a few kilometers into the stage the team parked the car to await service.
The teams second Renault then took on the challenge to push and take the top spot within the category.
On day 2 Adam and Erin won all stages but with were unable to bridge the gap back to the field, Bunj from Indonesia and Lee, English born, continued to set good times for the day increasing their overall lead at the end of the day to 58 seconds making them the first international team to be on the top spot of the podium for any category in Targa Wrest Point.
Chris Bayman, Director Marketing Renault Australia, said; “I would like to extend my congratulations to the Red Back Racing team for the excellent result at Targa Wrest Point. The whole team has certainly proven their competitiveness and we are looking forward to seeing them compete in the upcoming Targa Tasmania in April.”
With Adam in impressive form and Bunj fresh on the back of his first win, Targa Tasmania 2013 is going to be a fantastic event and the team are aiming to get both crews on the podium for Australia's ultimate Tarmac rally .
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, and welcome South Australian Paint Tech who have come on board to supply us some advanced Tyre Monitoring systems for the up and coming events