Highlights video from the 21st Targa Tasmania, the ultimate tarmac rally. Showcasing examples of sports cars from the earliest classics, right up to today's latest exotic super cars. The six day rally was conducted from the 17-22 of April, utilising some of the best driver's tarmac roads in the world, in the picturesque island state of Tasmania, Australia.
Stages recorded include George Town Prologue, Holwell, Rossarden, Longford, Cethana, Reece Dam, Mt Black and Queenstown.
Targa Tasmania 2011 Riana - Ends in a monster 190km/hr crash
We both walked away from this 190km/h off-road excursion a little shaken
but not hurt. Thanks to the locals who were quick to offer help and a
beer. 2nd year running I've failed to complete the event, although I got
an extra day in this year.
Targa Tasmania 2015
Various footage from Days 1-5 of Targa Tasmania 2015. Stages include
Kayena, Sheffield, Mt Roland, The Sideling, Longford, Cethana, Rosebery and
Targa Tasmania 2015 Network News Package Day 1
Australia’s leading tarmac rally event, Targa Tasmania, is being held
from Monday April 27 to Saturday May 2. The event, in its 24th running, has
attracted a leading field of modern, showroom and classic cars, with over
200 cars taking part. The event starts in Launceston on Monday and
concludes on Saturday afternoon this year, in Hobart.
Australia’s iconic tarmac rally event, Targa Tasmania, got underway today
in Launceston. The event, in its 24th running, has attracted a leading
field of modern, showroom and classic cars set to battle it out over the
next six days across nearly 500 competitive kilometres.
As the Flag Car, the 1975 Alfa Spider of John Keating, lead the field away
from Launceston’s Tasmania Country Club this morning, the sense of
anticipation was obvious, with 225 cars ready to tackle six days on some of
the world’s greatest tarmac rally roads.
The event started with the cars competing on three stages in the Tamar
Valley on the way to George Town. Each driver was given the chance to
settle in on the opening morning, knowing five tough days lay ahead before
the finish in Hobart on Saturday.
In George Town for the annual street stage, things got competitive.
Two legends of Targa battled it out in Showroom, in two of the finest cars
in the field. Tony Quinn, in the new McLaren 650S was nine seconds faster than eight time Targa winner, Jim
Richards in his 2014 Porche Cayman S. Grant Denyer, driving the Renault
Megane, was third, just one second behind Richards.
In Modern, all eyes were on Jason White in his fire-breathing Lamborghini
Gallardo, but the four time winner had to settle for second, two seconds
behind his good friend, Eddie Maguire, in a Mitsubishi Evo.
The Classic cars are always favourites with the fans.
Local hope Peter Nunn, in a 1985 Porsche 944 turbo set the equal fastest time with Peter
Ullrich, behind the wheel of one of the most beautiful cars in the field,
the 1963 Jensen CV8.
A bigger day faces the field tomorrow on the Northern loop out from
Launceston to Devonport and back, with 89.33 competitive kilometres across
eight stages sure to test even the best.