Targa Competition

TARGA is a genuine, red-blooded motorsport event. It is a tarmac rally designed for the true motoring enthusiast.

A Tarmac Rally is a unique form of motorsport where Tarmac Rally Cars compete on sealed roads closed for competition. Cars start at 30-second intervals and race against the clock, and themselves with the winner being the fastest car over all stages.

The TARGA Competition is your passport to driving your competition car through some of the most beautiful, yet technically challenging sealed roads, testing your driving capability and the tenacity of your service crew. You will experience the primal thrill of tackling turn after turn, the exhilaration of driving your pride and joy, as it was designed, on roads that are otherwise never closed.

TARGA however, is not about notoriety or prize money – it’s about a romance between man and machine; where camaraderie overtakes competition. It’s the rawest form of motorsport where legends compete with the novice, side-by-side.

Whether you are entering for the ultimate Tarmac rush, or to fulfil your competitive streak, tARGA offerS an experience of a lifetime.

EVENT DOCUMENTATION

Technical Regulations

This important document will help you to prepare your TARGA car within the relevant rules in order to compete successfully.

Sporting Regulations

This document divulges everything you need to know about the rules of the game when it comes to competing in a TARGA event.

GTP/GTO List

For those with TARGA cars built from 2010 onwards, find out here which competition your car is eligible for.

Categories

TSD Trophy

(Time, Speed, Distance. Speed Limited)

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1900 up to the first day of competition (Category 1). Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. Vehicles must be compliant for normal road registration and road usage including any modifications that have been made to the vehicle. A Safety Cage structure is not mandatory but is highly recommended. Open vehicles are permitted in TSD provided they are fitted with a minimum of a CAMS Type 2 Safety Cage Structure.

Thoroughbred Trophy

(Speed Limited. Handicap)

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1900 up to 31 December 1989 as shown on the vehicle ID plate (Category 1). Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. A CAMS Type 2 Half Safety Cage Structure is mandatory. Open vehicles are permitted in Thoroughbred Trophy provided they are fitted with a minimum of a CAMS Type 3 Full Safety Cage Structure. This competition is run under the technical regulations applied to the Classic competition category, except for Classic GT. Potential performance variations will be managed by individually setting base times for each class to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity and modification level.

GT Sports Trophy

Speed Limited

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1990 up to the first day of competition (Category 1). Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. A CAMS Type 2 Half Safety Cage Structure is mandatory. Open vehicles are permitted in GT Sports Trophy provided they are fitted with a minimum of a CAMS Type 3 Full Safety Cage Structure. This competition is run under the technical regulations applied to Early Modern or GTP/GTO competition category, as applicable to the make/model/year of the vehicle entered. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity.

Classic

Handicap

This competition is reserved for 2WD vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1900 up to 31 December 1989 as shown on the vehicle ID plate (Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6). Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. Open vehicles are not permitted, except for approved Vintage vehicles. Potential performance variations will be managed by individually setting base times for each class to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity and modification level.

Classic GT

This competition is reserved for 2WD & 4WD vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1900 up to 31 December 1989 as shown on the vehicle ID plate (Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6). Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. Open vehicles are not permitted. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity.

Early Modern 2

This competition is reserved for 2WD vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1990 up to 31 December 2009, as shown on the vehicle ID plate (Categories 7 & 8). Vehicles built after this date, as shown on the vehicle ID plate, are not eligible, even if they are part of a model range that was produced before 31 December 2009. Open vehicles are not permitted. Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity.

Early Modern 4

This competition is reserved for 4WD and AWD vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1990 up to 31 December 2009, as shown on the vehicle ID plate (Categories 7 & 8). Vehicles built after this date, as shown on the vehicle ID plate, are not eligible, even if they are part of a model range that was produced before 31 December 2009. Open vehicles are not permitted. Vehicles must have been commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity.

GT Production – GTP

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1 January 2010 up to the first day of competition (Category 9). Vehicles built before 1 January 2010, as shown on the vehicle ID plate, that are a part of a model range that continued to be manufactured after this date are also eligible. Open vehicles are not permitted. Vehicles must be (or have been) commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. All vehicles shown on the GTP Vehicle list are automatically eligible for this competition AND the GT Outright (GTO) competition. Vehicles not shown on the GTP list may be approved at any time by Targa Australia on application. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity.

GT Outright – GTO

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1 January 2010 up to the first day of competition (Category 9). Vehicles built before 1 January 2010, as shown on the vehicle ID plate, that are a part of a model range that continued to be manufactured after this date are also eligible. Open vehicles are not permitted. Vehicles must be (or have been) commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. All vehicles shown on the GTO Vehicle list are automatically eligible for this competition only. Vehicles not shown on the GTP or GTO list may be approved at any time by TARGA Australia on application. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity.

GT ELECTRIC – GTE

FROM 2021

This competition is reserved for ELECTRIC ONLY vehicles manufactured from 1st January 2010 up to the first day of competition (Category 9). Vehicles must be (or have been) commercially available in any number as a road registerable vehicle when manufactured or be a vehicle approved by TARGA Australia. All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners.

ROOKIE RALLYE

**TARGA TASMANIA ONLY**

To the first timer, TARGA Tasmania can certainly be a daunting prospect. The TARGA Tasmania Rookie Rallye offers the opportunity to be part of the worlds largest Tarmac rally, whilst competing against other Rookies. This experience will enable Rookies to develop their tarmac rally skills and understand the nature of a six day event, and driving amongst the best in the business. This is the ultimate Rookie experience.

Vehicles must meet the same technical regulations criteria as applied to the normal relevant full competition. i.e. Classic must meet the Classic GT rules as a minimum, Early Modern must meet the Early Modern rules and GT must meet either the GTO or GTP rules, depending on the amount on the vehicle entered.

No Maximum speed

Full Roll Cage, full safety requirements and full race apparel

Minimum CAMS National Rally Licence (Driver and Navigator)

Full Length TARGA Tasmania Course

Click here for Rookie Rallye eligibility criteria.

Vehicle Third Party Property

Comprehensive Insurance Vehicle third party property insurance and / or comprehensive insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Targa Competition numbers

TARGA competition numbers are based on the competition category. The first number determines the category. The category is determined by the year of your vehicle as described above.

T1 – T99

TARGA Tour

1 – 99

Corporate &

Manufacturer TARGA Tours

100 – 149

TSD Trophy

150 – 199

GT Sports &

Thoroughbred Trophy

201 – 299

Category 2,

Classic & Classic GT

301 – 399

Category 3,

Classic & Classic GT

401 – 499

Category 4,

Classic & Classic GT

501 – 599

Category 5,

Classic & Classic GT

601 – 699

Category 6,

Classic & Classic GT

701 – 799

Category 7,

Early Modern 2 & 4

801 – 899

Category 8,

Early Modern 2 & 4

901 – 999

Category 9,

GT Production,

GT Outright & GT Electric

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Creese at (03) 6144 9504 or megan@targa.com.au