Posted by: porschebahn | April 5, 2011

Follow the Targa Tasmania Rally online

Racing team Röhrl/Geistdörfer after 30 years back in the 911 SC

Stuttgart/Tasmania . Exactly 30 years after almost achieving what would have been one of the greatest World Rally Championship victories of all time, Walter Röhrl, his co-driver Christian Geistdörfer and their Porsche 911 SC will be reunited between April 5 – 10, for the 2011 Targa Tasmania, a gruelling road rally held over 2,000 km of roads on the island of Tasmania, off the south-east coast of Australia.

The famous Porsche 911 SC had not raced for 25 years before it was comprehensively restored by the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, and is one of three cars from the company’s ‘Museum on Wheels’ that will be participating in the Classic section of this year’s event: The other iconic sports cars are the famous 718 RS 60 Spyder (1960 Targa Florio winner) and the 908/2 Spyder (1969 Targa Florio winner).

This year’s Targa Tasmania will be the 20th anniversary of the famous ‘lap of Tassie’ rally. It starts with a Prologue near Launceston April 5 and finishes in Hobart on April 10. It includes 38 competitive stages totalling over 500 kms.

Fans can follow the progress of Röhrl and Geistdörfer and their fellow Targa Tasmania competitors online via where there will be daily updates and films reporting all the action from the stages and also taking you behind the scenes.

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