Big changes at the front of the field. White finishes Hellyer Gorge South 14 seconds faster than Stokell, 21 seconds faster than Pritchard and 1 minute 09 seconds clear of overnight second, John Ireland.
So the top three after TS8 is White, Pritchard now second +1min 35secs, Pritchard 3rd +1min 35 seconds. Ireland now fifth at +2mins 09 seconds. Peter Nunn up to fourth.
Results for the day’s first stage are now coming in. Tune in for all the action through the results page on the targa.com.au website.
Calder Road is now open again to the public. Thanks to everyone out there that helps to support our Targa events.
Roads are rated as dry this morning. The field is looking forward to some classic rally roads – on Hellyer Gorge plus Savage River. Champagne spray due around 3pm back in Burnie at the Arts and Functions Centre.
Good morning. The opening stage of the day has been downgraded to transport only due to the temporary road condition. So Hellyer Gorge South will be the first competition stage this morning with the first competitive car due to start at 9:47am.
Thanks for joining us today on Targa Live. Catch you tomorrow – cars leave Burnie at 8am Sunday morning. Champagne spray due at 3pm.
Our in-field reporter chatted to class winners. Read here.
See the story of the day on the Targa Website
Tony Quinn (Car 899) and Philip Leith (Car 918) both crashed out on at the same point on the final stage of the day. Sad ending for their terms. But all were OK.