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Flying over the Tasmanian roads the Winston Racing Group Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10, crewed by driver Clinton Arentz and co-driver Pete Burrey from Billinudgel, has rocketed into podium contention in the third of four rounds of the Australian Targa Modern Championship held recently around Hobart.

The Evo has punched above its weight to outclass some of the more fancied and more powerful rally cars including Porsche, Nissan GTRs and Lamborghini, with the result that Arentz and Burrey are now third with one round left, the six-day event of Targa Tasmania.

Pete Burrey has over 20 years of rallying and has nothing but praise for his younger race companion. ‘The result is even more remarkable when you consider Clinton is a Targa rookie,’ says Pete. ‘He has natural ability and great preparation and we have teamed together very well. It is a pleasure to sit next to a driver like Clinton. With two Nissan GTRs in front of us and last year’s Australian Champion Jason White in a Lamborghini behind us in fourth we will have our work cut out in Targa Tasmania, but we will give them a good race to the line.’

Arentz and Burrey head to Victoria’s Mt Baw Baw at the end of the month to start their defence of the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship, which they won in 2012.

You can view rally footage and follow their progress at www.winstonracing.com.au.

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