Mazda ‘extreme’ car for Targa
- 11th April 2007, 6:54pm
Nick and Andy, hosts of the popular Tasmanian fishing show Hook Line and Sinker, will drive the Mazda2 rally concept car around the five-day course as they fulfil their media duties as event ambassadors.
These two journalists cum fishermen and their Mazda2 rally car will be seen all around next week’s 2000km event as they film a number of Targa
The Mazda2 rally car is the latest addition to Mazda’s Targa team. This year’s event marks the endurance rally debut of the Mazda3 MPS driven by Rick Bates and for the first time a female driver has been selected to represent Mazda.
Melinda Both will pilot a Mazda6 MPS and along with her navigator, Samantha Stevens, makes their car the only all-female factory entered in the rally – and one of only two all-female crews competing this year.
First unveiled at the 2005 Sydney International Motor Show, the Mazda2 rally car was Mazda
The Mazda2 rally car has also tasted competition success with a debut class win at last year’s Rally of Canberra. The ‘extreme’ rally concept car builds on the company’s impressive rally credentials, with a Mazda 323 Turbo AWD winning the Australian Rally Championship.
The Mazda2 rally car has a standard 1.5-litre 82 kilowatt engine and its rally ready look is created by a stripped out interior with a full race roll cage, bonnet mounted driving pod lights and 15-inch wheels with Dunlop R rally tyres.
What started as a state-based fishing program, this year it is expected Nick and Andy’s show will be syndicated across national regional and metro markets in
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