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LOTUS AT TARGA TASMANIA.
2017 saw Lotus sports cars continue their focus on competing in various forms of local motorsport and road rally’s with more than 10 cars entering various classes at this year’s Targa Tasmania.
The Lotus Exige sports car featured GT2 & GT Sports Trophy competitive classes. Paul Stokell and Jenny Cole secured fourth place in GT2 and fourth outright for the rally in their first competitive outing in an Exige. Using a production based Lotus Exige they finished just behind two purpose built race cars & a Porsche GT3 worth over $500,000. While in GT Sports Trophy Lotus finished 1st and 3rd with Jeffrey Morton & Dennis Neagle taking the win by a commanding 11 minutes, with Martin Duursma and Jeff Wodhams in third - both driving Lotus Exige production based sports cars. Putting that success into perspective, even with a 130km/h speed limit in GT Sports Trophy, Jeffrey managed to finish in the top 30 out of over 100 cars in his brand new Lotus Exige Sport 350, in his first Targa Tasmania.
We joined the Lotus Tour with many other Lotus Owners and enjoyed the same closed roads as the competitive groups over the many days of Targa Tasmania, but at a more leisurely pace. Contact us to find out about the next Targa Rally opportunity for your Lotus.