Team Betta Warwick crew (back, from left) Gerard Balint, Troy Perrins, Peter Bridson, Nicholas Lane, Chris Balint, Michael Plant, (front) Rob Balint (driver) and Peter Lane (navigator) at Targa Tasmania.
Team Betta Warwick crew (back, from left) Gerard Balint, Troy Perrins, Peter Bridson, Nicholas Lane, Chris Balint, Michael Plant, (front) Rob Balint (driver) and Peter Lane (navigator) at Targa Tasmania. Contributed

Team Betta Warwick still fourth in Tassy

HORSE POWER with Gerard Walsh

TEAM Betta Warwick is going well in the toughest rally in the world, Targa Tasmania.

The team maintained fourth position in class on days 4 and 5 and at one stage were getting closer to third.

There was some outstanding driving in the wet on Thursday by Rob Balint. At one stage, navigator Peter Lane had 40 pages of pace notes that tell the driver what to look out for. One set of notes stated the corners were slippery when wet but Team Betta Warwick found the straights were also slippery when wet.

There were 99 corners in the Queenstown stage on day five on Friday - no wonder they call Targa Tasmania the toughest rally in the world.

They have experienced some car troubles but with good work from their crew are aiming to stay fourth in class and receive another set of sought set of Targa plates.

World event in polo

ONE hopes Will Gilmore from the Downs Polo Club at Clifton will be part of the Australian team for the XI FIP World Polo Championship on October 21-29 at Richmond in the Hawkesbury area of New South Wales.

The Sydney Polo Club and World Cup Polo Pty Ltd will welcome local, regional, interstate and international guests to the event between the top eight countries in the world.

Chile is the current world champion. Many players from the Allora and Clifton areas have played for Australia down the years and Will Gilmore is the one playing at the highest level right now.

One thousand volunteers will help out. Seems a few similarities with the Polocrosse World Cup on April 22-28, 2019, in Warwick.