At the halfway point in the 2012 Targa Tasmania Rally, Dunlop shod cars are dominating both Modern and Classic categories.
Local favourite, Jason White, has built his buffer to nearly two minutes after dominating day three in his Lamborghini Gallardo on the run from Launceston to Strahan.
Heavy rain greeted the field on the morning stages on the way to Devonport, but White revelled in the wet, immediately taking time from his nearest rivals, Tony Quinn in a Nissan GT-R and Matt Close in an Audi TT RS, stretching his overnight lead of 48 seconds out to one minute 11 seconds at the lunch break. All three cars are using the dominant Dunlop rubber.
Rex Broadbent was equally as dominant in the Classics Outright competition. He left Launceston just 18 seconds ahead of Jon Siddin’s 1970 Datsun 240Z, but arrived in Strahan three minutes, seven seconds ahead.
“I'm delighted to be in front, and we're loving the wet,” Broadbent said. Both leading cars in this category are also on the Dunlop tyres.
An overall summary of tyres used for the major events from 2004-2011 can be viewed HERE