2018 Showroom 2WD, Australian Tarmac Rally Champions

2018 Showroom 2WD, Australian Tarmac Rally Champions

 

The team are chuffed to announce that that is back to back championships for team Redback Racing. 

 

Day one say us punching well above our weight, mixing it with the big boys in Evo X’s, Audi TTRS’s and chasing the 5.0L Shelby Mustang. All this whilst competing in possibly the worlds longest single day of tarmac racing – all 186km’s of it. The little Clio was well suited to the undulating roads throughout the Victorian High Country. 

 

Day two, was….. more challenging, with long fast straights, suited more to our higher horse powered competitors. And whilst the Clio had some issues with breaking, we doubled down knowing the championship was at stake. 

 

So all in all, a terrific weekend and year of racing, finishing 2nd in class and 13th outright today, which makes it two firsts and two seconds to win the 2wd Australian Tarmac Rally Championship.  A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us this year. 

 

 

Penultimate Round – Snowy River Sprint WIN

Penultimate Round – Snowy River Sprint WIN

The team spent a great deal of efforts over the break period to do a number of upgrades on the car. These upgrades ended up being successful and the team featured a number of top 10 outright times and ended up with a 12th outright result and win in showroom 2WD.

The rain on day 2 of the event helped the team achieve these results.

This leaves the team in the lead of the 2018 championship in showroom 2WD with 1 round to go on the 13th and 14th of October.

Click here to view the gallery from the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best result so far for team

Best result so far for team

The rally last weekend was the teams best performance to date with 6th outright out of 33 starters and 2nd in 2wd Showroom, as well as taking out the Championships first Renault Cup.

The wet weather conditions on Saturday really suited the Clio well, the team where very happy that a couple of long standing small issues with the car, where ironed out over the course of the weekend which will help provide confidence in the car for the coming rounds of the championship.

The team are now really looking forward to the second rally of the year, Mt Baw Baw a team favourite happening on the 10th and 11th of March if you are in the area come and say hi!!!

As always a high thank you to the team and sponsors. Credit for the photos from the event go to S&M Media

KICK off to 2018 Season!

KICK off to 2018 Season!

2018 season is go!! The team are launching their new livery and team uniforms this weekend in Victoria at the first round of the championship. We are also very excited to announce some new sponsors for this season to sit along site our existing gold sponsors Cyara and Corporate Impressions Australia. For this season the team would like to welcome City Generators, Syzmik Workwear and Datagames as new sponsors. Sitting along side RenoTech and Odyssey Batteries.

The new Livery was applied by Wrapstyle Sydney who have done an amazing job to transform the appearance of the 2015 Clio RS.

A great deal of work has been put in by the team at RenoTech to try and improve the performance of the car with some mild enhancements performed over the New Year break.

As always a huge thank you to all our sponsors and crew in getting us to this point.

2017 Championship WON!

2017 Championship WON!

The final round of the 2017 championship was a success for the team taking second place at the rally and in doing so taking out the 2WD Showroom Category in the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship. The team would like to thank everybody involved in giving us the opportunity to compete in the 2017 season where the team secured 4 second positions.

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Snowy River Sprint 2017 – Another 2nd in Class

Snowy River Sprint 2017 – Another 2nd in Class

The team ran yet another 2nd in class at this weekends Snowy River Spinrt held in Victoria at Lakes Entrance.

Unfortunately the team had some issues that effected performance for most of day 1 which unfortunately meant that times were effected and they slipped down to 12th position overall and 2nd in class.

On the Sunday the team left the service park with a well performing car that unfortunately was not going to run in the remainder of the event as the event was cancelled due to bush fires closing in.

These points will be valuable in the hunt for the championship title where the team are in the top 10 overall and second in class.

Adam and Lee would again like to thanks team sponsors, family and helpers. Also a special call out to Reno Tech who have build a great new car for the team.

Lake Mountain Sprint 2017

Lake Mountain Sprint 2017

The team had another successful outing in the Renotech prepared Renault Clio RS220.

The team were hoping for some rain during the event which did not eventuate.

The team again finished 2nd in showroom 2wd which was a solid result.

Some good learning’s in terms of some car setup changes will happen now before the 3rd round of the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship – Snowy River Sprint in September.

Click here to see the gallery of photos from the event.

Mt Baw Baw Sprint – Day 2

Mt Baw Baw Sprint – Day 2

During the last weekend the team competed in round 1 of the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship, testing a new car in conjunction with the team at RenoTech who are leading Renault Sport specialists.

For this event Adam teamed up with Australian Tarmac Rally Guru – Steve Glenney to help make handling changes to the car and improve its performance.

The car which is a 2015 Clio RS220 prepared by the team under showroom category rules making the modifications minimal.

The car stunned the team on its debut outing. Always performing in the top 10 stage times and getting as high as 5th outright in the final stage of the day. Finishing the event in 7th outright and 2nd in showroom 2WD.

The wet conditions helped the car against much more powerful vehicles. The team look forward to the next event – Lake Mount Sprint which is only just over a month away!

Team Redbackracing would like to thank our sponsors and support team RenoTech for their continued support and look forward to a successful championship throughout 2017.

Mt Baw Baw Sprint – Day 1

Mt Baw Baw Sprint – Day 1

Round one of the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship is underway and with the team entering this first event of the Championship with a newly built Renault Clio.

The first stages were always going to be a learning experience with the crew getting used to the car in its first competitive outing, but as the day progressed the stage times improved throughout. The car is somewhat different to the previously ran Nissan R35 GTR and the team believe the Renotech prepared Clio still has plenty more to give.

After 8 stages through the Mt Baw Baw mountain range the team sit 8th outright and the second day of the event has a greater number of kilometers to run, so will provide a real test to see how they can progress, keep tuned for an update post the second day of Mt Baw Baw Sprint.