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Old 04-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Rally Stuff Porsche's Walter Röhrl, Christian Geistdörfer ...Targa Tasman

Porsche's Walter Röhrl, Christian Geistdörfer team up 30 years later for Targa Tasmania



Thirty years ago, Walter Röhrl and his co-driver Christian Geistdörfer very nearly won the San Remo Rally, after a comeback that would have been one for the ages. Röhrl and Geistdörfer were up against a field of faster, more powerful four-wheel-drive cars in their rear-wheel-drive Porsche 911 SC, and somehow managed to pull within an eyelash of victory.

Unfortunately, a broken driveshaft forced the pair to retire, leaving Michele Mouton's Audi Quattro to run away with the race. Now, exactly thirty years after their heartbreak in San Remo, Röhrl and Geistdorfer are back in their 911 SC for the five-day, 2000-km Targa Tasmania. The rally starts today, and you can follow Röhrl and Geistdörfer's progress here at Porsche UK. origin.porsche.com/uk

The car that Röhrl drove in the 1981 San Remo rally was thrown together last minute because he was without a drive until just before the start of the race. The ill-fated San Remo run was the car's only outing in professional competition. For this year's Targa Tasmania, the car was found in a garage and restored to its 1981 competition specification.

Read:autoblog.com/2011/04/06/porsches-rohrl-geistdorfer



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Old 04-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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Very cool. After watching "Love The Beast", I want to check out Targa Tasmania. Would love to run it even more!
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mmm, mmm, schweet.

I needs me one-a them thangs to git over my Subaru obsession.

N/A Porsche power is the way to go for rally....no peaky KKK snails need apply.
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