2007 CITROEN C2 S1600
Marcus van Klink / Dave Neill Matthew Wales / Mitch Osbourne
Marcus van Klink is no stranger to Targa, having competed since 2005, when he raced a Targa-spec Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III. Racing a Mazda Group B RX-7 rally car, Marcus has taken out three New Zealand Rally Championship titles in the last five years, as well as winning the prestigious Otago Classic Rally, so he is no stranger to flat-out driving on unforgiving roads. He is also very familiar with Targa racing, having competed in 2005, 2006, and 2014. With his current co-driver Dave Neill beside him, and transitioning to a Wrc-spec Citroën C2 S1600, Marcus clearly isn’t doing anything by halves, and is looking to be a very real contender — the North Island’s roads will suit the Citroën well. Marcus’s Targa effort is sponsored by Edward Gibbon Plumbing Plus, AMT Mechanical Services, Buteline, Castrol, Palmside Automotive, Al Marsh Automotive, and Universal Plumbing.
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