TARGA postpones 2021/2022 season
Monday 04 October, 2021
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The Motorsport Australia TARGA Championship has modified its 2021/2022 calendar, postponing both TARGA Tasmania and TARGA High Country.
Originally scheduled to take place midway through next month, the current COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria are likely to cause issues to Targa High Country’s running, forcing organisers to postpone it until 2022.
As a result, TARGA High Country will now take place next February in a similar slot used for this year’s running of the Mount Buller based event.
With TARGA Tasmania initially moved to an earlier slot in March, TARGA High Country’s postponement has seen the 30th edition of Australia’s premiere tarmac rally now moved back to its traditional slot of April.
TARGA Australia CEO Mark Perry believed the new dates should allow both events to go ahead without any issues.
“The 30th running of TARGA Tasmania is a huge opportunity for everyone who has been involved over the years to join in and celebrate this magnificent milestone,” Perry said.
“Our competitors and tour participants come from all over Australia, and people need certainty in planning their travel and confidence that the event will take place.
“This new schedule buys everyone an additional seven weeks and in our early survey of competitors this was welcomed, seen as a real plus.
“We want to make the 30th anniversary something special - the event of the year for motorsport and car enthusiasts. We have some exciting things planned – not just for our entrants but all the TARGA fans in Tasmania as well.
“These might have been in doubt with a March event but now we can continue to build on our exciting plans to make the 30th TARGA Tasmania something really special.
“TARGA High Country is also an important event on our calendar and the February date will allow far more mainland competitors to take part than if we ran it in November this year as originally planned.
“So the date moves are a win, win. Great for TARGA Tasmania, for TARGA High Country and great for competitors and also TARGA enthusiasts.”
The 2021/2022 Motorsport Australia TARGA Championship season has already completed one round with Luke Anear and Andy Sarandis winning September’s TARGA Great Barrier Reef.
2021/2022 TARGA season
TARGA Great Barrier Reef: 3-5 September, 2021 (completed)
TARGA High Country: 11-13 February, 2022
TARGA Tasmania: 26 April – 1 May, 2022