Matt Close has spoken about the agony of exiting Targa Tasmania as he attempted to hunt down leader Jason White.
“It was probably about half a kay in and on cold tyres that weren’t really up to operating temperature and combined with that there was a bit of loose gravel and it just went straight on,” Close said.
“And we went into a fence. We were going to go out pretty aggressively and we’ve got ourselves to blame. We thought that it was ours to grab if we wanted it and unfortunately we overstepped the line a bit.
“Unfortunately on cold tyres I just asked a bit too much of them.
“I take the blame. We are proud because we took it up to him (White) and I don’t think he’s had that sort of pressure for a long time. The good thing is Cameron (Reeves) and myself were not hurt.”