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Rookie Rallye returns to Targa Tasmania in 2018 bigger than ever

As a major part of our long term vision for Targa Tasmania, 2018 will see the re-introduction of a Rookie Rallye.  This time though, 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.

Three competitions will be offered, Classic GT (Combined Classic/Classic GT), Early Modern and GT (Combined GT2/GT4) with the overall winning team receiving a FREE entry to the 2019 Targa Tasmania along with the cherished winning Salvers, Targa Tasmania is famous for.

Exact criteria for entry will be released in the days ahead and entries will open on 8th May with Early Bird Discounts closing on 31st July.

Targa Tasmania 2019 Spectator Guide

With more than 33 competitive stages covering an overall total distance of 2000km, there are a veritable endless choice of spectator vantage points at Targa Tasmania from April 29 to May 4.

As the time-honoured tarmac rally sweeps the length and breadth of the state, we have compiled an exhaustive Spectator’s Guide that covers everything you need to know to help you safely enjoy the event.


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Bray primed for Shannons Classic GT fireworks

Defending CAMS Australian Targa Classic outright champ Michael Bray is ready to return to winning form at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.

Bray suffered a rare reliability issue in his 1975 Holden Torana in the dying kilometres of Targa High Country last November.
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Ferrari 488 Pista confirmed for Targa

Targa Tasmania has pulled off a coup by securing Ferrari’s latest track weapon, the 488 Pista, for the ultimate tarmac rally from April 29-May 4.

The latest product to emerge from Maranello, the Pista (the Italian word for track) is a $650,000 competition-ready bullet.


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Siddins Datsun rebuilt, ready for Targa return

After a crash in the 2018 event, the popular 1970 Datsun 240Z of Jon and Gina Siddins has been rebuilt and is ready for another tilt at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.


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