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Stokell increases advantage at Targa Tasmania

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Friday 3rd May, 2019 - 11:19pm

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Paul Stokell pic: Angryman Photography

Paul Stokell has increased his lead beyond two minutes on the penultimate day of the 2019 Targa Tasmania.

Stokell and co-driver Kate Catford started Day 5 with a 57-second advantage but now sit 2:16s to the good with a day to go in their Lotus Exige.

“I hope we’ve got a good enough lead to win,” he said.

“We got through the wet bits today which suited us, which was ideal to build a lead and try to keep it there.

“We’re not going to do anything silly from here on and hopefully we can hang on.”

GT4 leaders Angus Kennard and Ian Wheeler moved into second outright in their Nissan GTR, while Matt Close and Cameron Reeves (Porsche GT3 RS) slipped to third and are a further 29 seconds off the pace.

“We’ve had a pretty relaxing day and it was all about bringing it home in the wet,” said Close.

“I’ve got nothing for Paul in the wet and he’s doing a great job.”

There are six stages tomorrow as the rally draws to a close in Hobart.

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