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Brooke on top in Thoroughbred Trophy

In Thoroughbred, Keith Brooke in his 1980 Porsche 911 leads Brett Dillon by two minutes and 32 seconds after Day 1.

In Thoroughbred, Keith Brooke in his 1980 Porsche 911 leads Brett Dillon by two minutes and 32 seconds after Day 1.

Brooke made his move on the fourth stage where he increased his lead by 48 seconds, then a great final run up Mount Buller saw the lead extended by a further 56 seconds.

The fact that Brooke is driving at all is remarkable, considering eight weeks ago he underwent a hip replacement.

“I gave the surgeon strict instructions that I had to be ready and here I am,” he said.

“It’s been a great day, we started the day slowly because of the challenging conditions, as well as getting used to the changes we made to the car, but overall we are very happy.”

Daniel Trevarthen from NSW is making the early running in the Sports Trophy class. Driving a 2006 Holden Commodore SS, Trevarthen increased his lead at every stage to finish Day 1 37 seconds clear of Julian Page in a 2013 Audi TT RS Plus.

Martin Duursma, driving a 2013 Lotus Exige S V6 lost 13 seconds on the final Mount Buller stage to end the day 57 seconds in arrears.

Christmas Closure Dates

Targa Australia Offices will be closed from Friday 21st December, 2018 and re-opening Monday 7th January, 2019.

2018 was a very big year for the Targa family, a year that included our first brand new event since 2010 in Targa Great Barrier Reef, which was a massive success in its first year. 

We would like to wish all of our loyal customers, sponsors and officials a very joyous and safe Christmas and New Year period.

We look forward to seeing you all at a Targa Australia event in 2019.

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Plenty of Surprises in 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship

With more competitors than any other national motorsport championship, the CAMS Australian Targa Championship is tough to win, no matter which competition you take part in.

The recent running of Targa High Country saw the winners crowned and a fun filled casual dinner on top of Mt. Buller, where MC, Glenn Ridge had the capacity crowd in stitches of laughter.

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Targa North West Tour 2019

For the first time, a Targa Tour will be held at Targa North West. It is a fantastic way to take part in a Targa event without all the preparation and pressure of competing. 

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Here Are The Top Five Reasons To Not Do A Targa Rally

5. You will become addicted

This is another big gap in the documentation from Targa Australia, nowhere does it warn you about this and it will be hard for many to avoid. Although, once you get a taste for the amazing twisty closed roads, being part of a large motorsport event, drooling over lots of cars, getting sore cheeks from smiling too much and getting that little taste of what race drivers get to enjoy….you will most likely become addicted and want to do it again. You’ve been warned!
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