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Targa’s Strong Future

Targa Australia and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) can today confirm they have signed off on a new, five-year agreement.

The news means the CAMS Australian Targa Championship will continue for at least another five years, until 2022.
A minimum of four events will be held in 2018, with the Targa North West, Targa Tasmania, Targa High Country and the new Targa Great Barrier Reef on the Championship’scalendar.
 
Targa Australia Event Director Mark Perry said he was excited about the new agreement and what it meant for the category.
 
“We’ve seen a great level of interest in Targa events across Australia and with the Targa Great Barrier Reef being added on to our calendar, we’re really looking forward to the next five years,” Perry said.
 
“This new agreement with CAMS is excellent news for all Targa competitors and fans and will ensure we can continue to offer high-level, competitive action across our various Targa events.
 
“We can’t wait for the first event of 2018, which is now less than a month away.”
 
CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca said he was looking forward to building further on CAMS’ strong partnership with Targa Australia.
 
“Targa is an exciting category and provides plenty of competition across a range of different classes on some of Australia’s most scenic locations,” Arocca said.
 
“CAMS is proud to be supporting the Championship and we will have a key role to play in ensuring the success of these events through technical support, promotion and of course having our world-class officials at all events.
 
“We’re excited about further building on our strong relationship with Mark and the team at Targa Australiathroughout the next five years, starting with the Targa North West in Tasmania in February.”
 
For more information about the CAMS Australian Targa Championship, head to targa.com.au.
 

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