Richards, Cayman S win in the West

Jim Richards and Barry Oliver take Targa West in the Porsche Cayman S
Jim Richards and Barry Oliver take Targa West in the Porsche Cayman S

Tarmac rally ace Jim Richards has claimed his first victory aboard the new Porsche Cayman S in only the second attempt in the mid-engine sports car.

Richards and co-driver Barry Oliver experienced heart-ache after failing to finish May’s Targa Tasmania rally, clipping a fence post on the second-to-last day while leading their class.

The experienced duo needed only one further rally, last weekend’s Quit Targa West, to capture class victory in the Porsche.

Richards’ Cayman S placed first in the production-based Outright Showroom class and was the top-ranked two-wheel-drive car at the conclusion of the four-day Perth-based event.

“The event went very well for us. The Cayman S performed fantastically, especially on the roads that consisted mainly of fast, flowing, third-to-fourth gear corners. The car ran faultlessly and again, it was a dream to drive,” said Richards.

“The roads were probably a little faster than in Targa Tasmania and the stages were shorter; the longest stage was probably around 12 km. It was great to come out of the rally as the top placed two-wheel-drive car and we were rapt to take out the Showroom class among some competitive rivals.”

Richards will next campaign the Porsche Cayman S at Targa High Country on November 07-09, 2014, an event based around the Victorian alpine region of Mount Buller.

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