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Targa Florio – A regular day with the champ’ (1970)

Submitted by on July 24, 2014

Targa FlorioBrian Redman won the Targa Florio in 1970. Here he is practicing beforehand in a normal, road going Porsche 914.

English born Brian Redman is a clever man. In 1970 he was instrumental in his team’s victory at the Targa Florio, not only because he was very quick during his stint behind the wheel, but also because he planned his mid-race pitstop perfectly. Whilst in second place, Redman used his cunning to place the Porsche 908/3 that he was sharing with Jo Siffert in an ideal position right behind the leading Ferrari 512S. He knew his team were quicker in the pits than Ferrari, and his decision to play it safe and pit right behind them during driver changover saw Siffert sail past Ferrari before re-entering the track.

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In this video, we’re given the chance to ride along with Redman whilst he squeezes in some practice during the lead up to the 1970 event. He’s driving what looks to be a regular road-going Porsche 914, perhaps planning out his moves for the race to come. It’s a very cool vid. Enjoy.

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