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Siddins has victory in sight

Jon and Gina Siddins will take a five minute lead into the final day of Targa Tasmania, after a consolidating day in their 1970 Datsun 240Z.

Jon and Gina Siddins will take a five minute lead into the final day of Targa Tasmania, after a consolidating day in their 1970 Datsun 240Z.

Beginning the day five minutes and nine seconds clear of Keith and Mary Callinan in a 1977 Ford RS 1800, Siddins maintained that lead throughout Day 5, eventually extending the margin by a further 11 seconds.

“We’ve got a big lead so we’re not going hard, but it’s hard to drive slower and listen to all the rattles and bangs which have been happening,” Siddins said.

“I’m not game to launch it in case I do something silly, so I’m just saving the tyres and everything so we make it home to the finish.”

Mick Downey, driving a 1977 Holden Torana, moved up two places today into third position.

Downey holds a slender 20 second lead over fourth placed Barry Faux in a 1985 Mazda RX-7, which will make for fabulous viewing for spectators as they battle for a podium place in Shannons Classic GT.  

Shannons Classic GT:
1. Jon Siddins/Gina Siddins, 1970 Datsun 240Z,
2. Keith Callinan/Mary Anne Callinan, 1977 Ford RS 1800, + 5m20s 
3. Mick Downey/Jarrod Van Den Akker, 1977 Holden Torana, +5m41s

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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