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SHANNONS EXTEND LONG ASSOCIATION TO NEW EVENT

22-Jun-2018  Brittany Smith

Shannons, who have the rare distinction of supporting every Targa Tasmania held since 1992, have just agreed to extend their close association with Targa Australia in agreeing to sponsor the exciting new Targa Great Barrier Reef for the next three years.
 

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Targa team numbers capped at 215 in Cairns

07-Jun-2018  Brittany Smith

COMPETITOR numbers have been limited to 215 in the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally in three months.

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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino To Support Targa Great Barrier Reef

06-Jun-2018  Brittany Smith

The first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef promises to bring plenty of excitement to the Cairns region. With the event positioned to attract high earning visitors to Cairns, it was always going to have great synergies with Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in being able to provide these visitors with the high quality stay, that they will be looking for in late August and early September.

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Targa High Country 2018 Street Stage

25-May-2018  Brittany Smith

We have been exploring all options to ensure that it could continue to be, so with this now completed, we are also excited to announce that the Mansfield Street Stage will go ahead for the 9th time this year and will actually be 400 metres longer than the 2017 version. At 4.6km, it will now only be 200 metres shorter than the famous, George Town Super Street Stage.

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Mates Ready To Burn Rubber On Big Tarmac Circuit

21-May-2018  Brittany Smith

The Far North’s main motor racing organisation, FNQ Motorsports Club, is heavily involved in Targa Great Barrier Reef.

Vice-president Trevor Thompson said it was an opportunity to showcase the club, which was restricted to dirt venues because of the lack of a tarmac circuit in the region.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef is becoming bigger than expected

21-May-2018  Brittany Smith

Organisers of the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally in the Far North are considering limiting numbers after being overwhelmed with entries.

Participant numbers have hit 214, far more than a target of 150 for the three-day event from August 31 to September 2.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef Billboards Start Monday

18-May-2018  Brittany Smith

The excitement is really starting to build now towards the first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef. What better way to let the world know about the event than to put up some very large electronic billboards in key locations in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Targa High Country to Remain a Three Day Event in 2018

17-May-2018  Brittany Smith

In spite of wrapping up the 27th Targa Tasmania and working tirelessly on the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef, we have also been focusing on how we could continue to deliver a three day event, at Targa High Country.

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Beginners Guide to being a Targa Official

15-May-2018  Brittany Smith

This guide will assist you in understanding what is involved with being a volunteer official, the many different aspects and roles that may interest you, and what is expected of you as a professional official. 

If you have any questions after reading this guide, don’t panic, just contact the Targa team and they can answer all your questions! 

Click here to download

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Targa Tasmania Rookie Rallye 2019 Eligibility

08-May-2018  Brittany Smith

As a major part of our long term vision for Targa Tasmania, we introduced the Rookie Rallye. It will be contested over the FULL COURSE DISTANCE, yes, all six days will need to be conquered to win the Rookie Rallye.
 
To ensure that new competitors are highly motivated to take the very large step up into the world of Targa Tasmania, an entry fee that is 50% discounted, will be offered. This will greatly assist those wanting to compete on the toughest stage and climb the highest mountain.

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Targa Tasmania 2019 Entries now open

04-May-2018  Brittany Smith

With the warmest Targa Tasmania ever held now successfully completed, we are already putting the plans into place for the 28th running of Targa Tasmania, from 29th April to 4th May 2019. 

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CAMS Australia Targa Championship points update

01-May-2018  Brittany Smith

After the running of Round 2 of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship at Targa Tasmania, a number of competitors have claimed a strong position in the various competitions that make up the championship.

Now officially the country’s largest national motorsport championship in terms of competitors, with a total of 157 different vehicles competing so far this year, the Outright competitions for Modern and Classic cars has seen both round one leaders maintain their places at the top. 

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What every class winner had to say

21-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

What the winners said …

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Whites secure seventh Targa Tasmania victory

21-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Jason and John White have withstood ailing tyres to produce a stunning victory in Australia’s showpiece tarmac rally, Targa Tasmania.

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Targa set for cliffhanger finish as Close cuts lead

20-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Matt Close has set-up the prospect of a grandstand finish after chopping into the advantage of Jason White following an intense battle on the penultimate day of Targa Tasmania.

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What they said - Day 5

20-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our in-field reporter caught up with a few of the drivers at the end of Day 5. See what they had to say.

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Close refuses to wave white flag

19-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Porsche flyer Matt Close remains upbeat about his chances of reeling in the tearaway Dodge Viper of Jason White with two days of Targa Tasmania remaining.

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What they said - Day 4 quotes

19-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our infield reporter was at the end of Day 4 to chat to a few of the drivers. See what they had to say.

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Some competitor quotes from Day 3

18-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our in-field reporter caught up with a number of competitors at the start of Rossarden. Have a read of what they said.

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White gets Close attention on Day 3

18-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Jason and John White continue to resist the challengers with another stoic display to lead Targa Tasmania after Day 3.

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