Targa North West will this weekend host the opening round of the all new CAMS Australian Targa Championship.
Previously held as a single-day event, the event has doubled in length with eleven stages and 170 competitive kilometres held over two days.
“This weekend promises to be the most exciting event we have run in the North West to date, with the opening round of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship being held as part of this weekend’s rally,” Perry said.
Familiar stages in the course will remain, including Montumana, Irishtown, Edith Creek, Oldina and the Hellyer Gorge South stage.
GT2, for two-wheel drive showroom cars, includes an exciting entry list including six-time Targa Tasmania winners Jason and John White aboard a Dodge Viper ACR Extreme. They will contest for outright honours alongside the likes of Peter Nunn and Keith Johnstone in a Porsche Cayman GTS, who concluded last year’s Targa High Country second overall.
There is a strong local Tasmanian contingent of GT4 crews, with favourites including Crichton Lewis and Adam Kudra in a Subaru WRX STi, and David Ayes and Anthony Carr in a Nissan GTR R35.
North West is the first round of four in the 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship, which includes traditional events Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country.
Targa Great Barrier Reef will make its debut in the championship this August, with 161 early bird entries already received.
2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship
Round 1: Targa North West – 17–18 February
Round 2: Targa Tasmania – 16–21 April
Round 3: Targa Great Barrier Reef – 31 August–2 September
Round 4: Targa High Country – 9–11 August
Published: 14 February, 2018