The first day of Targa 2009 was off to a cold start with freezing temperatures and snow on the nearby mountains. The action was going to heat up on the roads though and the team were itching to get out and drive. After getting start times the guys headed to Georgetown and the prologue. The weather fined up and resulted in a perfect day.
The 270 cars started on the 4km course without incident and we waited with anticipation for the Redback Racing cars to start. All drivers completed the course and were happy with their times, knowing that there are 5 days of competition ahead and a lot can happen before the finish line in Hobart.
The 3 Mazdas are in the showroom category with Adam best placed in 12th position. The other two cars are less than 10 seconds behind and competition will be fierce for the rest of the event.
The Lotus is currently in 17th position in the modern completion 13 seconds off the pace and being a light nimble car will excel when the competition enters the windy stages ahead.
Get ready for day 1 as the event kicks off with its first full day.