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Unstoppable pair surging ahead in GT Sports Trophy

It seems that only a disaster can stop Jeff and Nerida Beable from claiming the Budget GT Sports Trophy spoils in Targa Tasmania.

It seems that only a disaster can stop Jeff and Nerida Beable from claiming the Budget GT Sports Trophy spoils in Targa Tasmania.

The husband and wife pairing have driven their Nissan Skyline GTR to a lead of five minutes and 25 seconds after the fifth day of the event.

The Beables have dominated since day one, and victory for second placed Jordan and Debbie Bridge in a Subaru WRX STI now seems out of reach.

“We had some overheating issues this morning. The engine had pumped all the water out, and everything was in the red,” Beable said.

“We’ve done a head gasket and we’ve had to put heaps of water and gunk in it, which seems to have fixed it for now.

“We have a good buffer, which is handy because we might have to use it up tomorrow.”

Third place is held down by the Duursma / Wodhams Lotus Exige S V6, a further 37 seconds in arrears.

Adam Gosling is a minute and a half further back in fourth in his BMW, with Rob Oshlack’s Ford Focus fifth.

The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR of Simon Froude and Jason Powning is the leading classic car in GT Sports.

Next fastest of the classics is Grahame Vaughan and John Barram's 1969 Lotus Elan Coupe S4 25 minutes further back.

The third fastest classic is Peter and Tom Riseborough in a 1967 MG MGB Roadster.

Budget GT Sports Trophy

1. Jeff Beable/Nerida Beable, 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R N1

2. Jordan Bridge/Debbie Bridge, 2004 Subaru WRX STi, +5m25s

3. Martin Duursma/Richard Wodhams, 2013 Lotus Exige S V6, + 6m02s

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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