After the stunning success of running TARGA Great Barrier Reef last month in spite of the current COVID-19 restrictions, we have remained extremely hopeful of being able to run TARGA High Country in mid-November. Unfortunately, Victoria is in a different situation to Queensland at the moment and with still uncertain signs on the horizon; along with a clear window of opportunity to simply move the event dates; we have today taken the decision to postpone the running of the 11th TARGA High Country to 5 to 7 February 2021.
Even though Victoria may be re-opened by mid-November, it is clear already that most other states will continue to insist on 14 days of quarantining for anyone who visits Victoria from another state, which severely hinders a number of people from attending this event. In moving the date back, not weeks but months, it will give us the best opportunity to ensure that TARGA High Country will be as big as it has been over a number of years with more than 150 cars turning up to compete and another 50 enjoying the TARGA Tour experience.
Thank you to the many customers who have reached out since TARGA Great Barrier Reef to acknowledge our `against the odds’ delivery of our Cairns based event and if we had the same level of confidence in the COVID situation in Victoria, we would continue to push ahead with our plans. The reality of greater confidence coming in 2021; which in turn will hopefully see more competitors able to attend; has made the decision at this point to postpone the event an obvious one.
With the event now pushed back a few months, we will re-open Early Bird entries until Midnight this Friday 9 October. Be sure to grab the discount this week, simply by entering and paying your deposit. Entries will now close on 15 January 2021. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support in what has been a very unique year for everyone. A year that for TARGA has seen a cancellation, a successful running and now a postponement in the ever-changing landscape of COVID restrictions and border closures.