Team Betta Warwick discover the cruelty of racing firsthand

Team Betta Warwick at Targa Tasmania Report 3

I have heard some wise people say that motorsport can be cruel.

After experiencing the highs that this sport can offer in the last couple of years, Rob Balint and Peter Lane now know the lows.

Today saw us start the day on Stage 1, Westwood, in Targa Tasmania with the fastest time of class, only to have the motor of the Team Betta Evo "let go" on the finish line. There is a hole the size of a fist in the side of the block.

This means that the event is over for us this year. It is not viable to fit another engine to the car overnight.

Both Rob and Peter would like to thank everyone for their help and support in getting us to this point.

We can say that for a period of a few months, Team Betta Warwick was favourite to take out the Australian Targa Championships in Early Modern class.

A few people that need special mention are: Kate, Chris and Ryan for their understanding in letting us work late into the night on the car in the shed; Leah, Hannah, Bec and Nic for their continued support and 8understanding; Michael Plant for his motorsport knowledge and know-how; Richard Cronan and Gub 8Balint for ongoing support.

It is with great regret that I notified Targa Headquarters that Team Betta Warwick in Car 886 would officially withdraw.

(Contributed by team)