Targa South West is GO GO GO!

Saturday, 8th August

Following a meeting late last week the Shire of Manjimup have given us the go ahead to proceed as planned with Option 2 for the 2020 Make Smoking History Targa South West.

Road Closure applications, Supplementary Regulations and a ream of other paperwork is making its way through the usual ‘red tape’ process and we are now 99% confident that Targa South West will proceed.  Confident enough that we have reopened entries and are now accepting entry fees from those who have already completed their online entry.
Obviously until such time as there is a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 there may be a number of additional measures in place to help minimise any potential exposure or spread of the virus. We are speaking to the relevant authorities to reduce the restrictions as much as we can.  Currently we are looking at the the following possible measures:

  • No Pemberton Street Party (this was included in Option 1)
  • Scrutiny – only 1 person to accompany the vehicle to scrutiny.
  • Contactless/Electronic Documentation Checking
  • Service Crew – limit of 2 service crew per competitor
  • Service Locations – a number of distinct service areas will be set up and teams will be need to remain in their allocated area
  • Additional COVID Declarations / Paperwork eg Dual Occupancy Vehicle Declaration
  • Temperature Screening
  • Drivers and Officials Briefings will be conducted electronically
  • No Spectator locations
As restrictions ease further…touch wood…we will be able to review the list.

Whilst the majority of our costs are the same regardless of whether it is a one day or two day event we have reduced the entry fee down to $2080, a $170 saving that reflects no dinner tickets and lower Motorsport Australia permit fees etc.

For Rookie Drivers the entry fee is only $1150 representing fantastic value for those Rallysprint competitors who have not competed in a Tarmac Rally previously (eg Targa South West or Targa West).

With a total competitive distance of 122km (only 8km less than last year), the new compressed 1 day format will still provide plenty of challenging roads for Competitors to get their teeth into.

DRAFT Road Book and Supp Regs are available to download from the Official Noticeboad.

We look forward to seeing you all in August but in the meantime keep washing your hands, maintain appropriate physical distancing and download the COVID-Safe Application and do all we can to ensure our return to Motorsport is as smooth as possible.

Kind regards

Ross, Jan & David
Targa West Pty Ltd