Course announced for 2001 Targa Tasmania tarmac rally

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21: The course for next month's 10th Anniversary Targa Tasmania tarmac rally was announced today by promoters Octagon Worldwide. The event will be held from April 18-24, starting with the Temco Prologue in George Town, and ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21: The course for next month's 10th Anniversary Targa Tasmania tarmac rally was announced today by promoters Octagon Worldwide.

The event will be held from April 18-24, starting with the Temco Prologue in George Town, and finishing in Hobart.

Octagon Motorsports Manager Craig Fletcher, who announced the course, said the total distance of the event was 2,110km, excluding the Prologue, of which 525km (25-percent) would be in the 54 Targa competitive stages.

<pre> 2001 TARGA TASMANIA COURSE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 - Temco Prologue; George Town Official start: Country Club Casino, Launceston – 1st car 9.30am George Town Prologue (5.08km) – 1st car 12-noon Vehicle Expo: Launceston Silverdome 7-10pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 – Leg One; Launceston to Launceston Start: Launceston Civic Square – 1st car 8.45am Stage 1: Legana (5.80km) – 1st car 9.05am Stage 2: Moriarty (7.54km) – 1st car 10.08am Stage 3: Latrobe (4.29km) – 1st car 10.06am Lunch Break: Devonport – 1st car 10.30am Stage 4: Devonport (16.50km) – 1st car 11.22am Stage 5: Nook (6.10km) – 1st car 11.37am Stage 6: Sheffield (15.05km) – 1st car 12.07pm Stage 7: Glengarry (2.73km) – 1st car 1.01pm Stage 8: Deviot (6.51km) – 1st car 1.30pm Stage 9: Hillwood (5.87km) – 1st car 1.27pm Stage 10: Lilydale (4.82km) – 1st car 2.05pm Vehicle Expo: Launceston Silverdome 6.30-10.30pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – Leg Two; Launceston to Launceston Stage 11: The Sideling (14.14km) – 1st car 8.51am Stage 12: Derby (5.87km) – 1st car 9.45am Stage 13: Winnaleah (6.84km) – 1st car 9.46am Stage 14: Weldborough Pass (12.44km) – 1st car 9.55am Stage 15: Pyengana (7.11km) – 1st car 10.07am Stage 16: Elephant Pass (9.14km) – 1st car 12.08pm Stage 17: Symmons Plains (7.13km) – 1st car 1.42pm Stage 18: Longford (3.78km) – 1st car 1.42pm Vehicle Expo: Launceston Silverdome 7-10.30pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 – Leg Three; Launceston to Burnie Stage 19: Quamby Brook (9.20km) – 1st car 8.51am Stage 20: Deloraine (6.99km) – 1st car 9.05am Stage 21: High Plains (6.20km) – 1st car 9.35am Stage 22: Montana (4.74km) – 1st car 9.47am Stage 23: Mole Creek (7.21km) – 1st car 10.12am Stage 24: Cethana (38.05km) – 1st car 11.18am Stage 25: Wilmot (6.12km) – 1st car 11.51am Stage 26: Gunns Plains (15.04km) – 1st car 1.01pm Stage 27: South Riana (24.96km) – 1st car 1.13pm Stage 28: Natone (10.77km) – 1st car 1.28pm Vehicle Expo: Burnie Kmart Car Park 6.30-10pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 – Leg Four; Burnie to Hobart Stage 29: Hellyer Gorge (15.79km) – 1st car 8.02am Stage 30: Mount Black (8.90km) – 1st car 8.44am Stage 31: Rosebery (17.99km) – 1st car 8.54am Stage 32: Strahan (33.68km) – 1st car 9.57am Stage 33: Queenstown (6.61km) – 1st car 10.56am Stage 34: Mount Arrowsmith (47.73km) – 1st car 11.13am Stage 35: Tarraleah (9.03km) – 1st car 12.19pm Stage 36: Ellendale (10.45km) – 1st car 1.13pm Stage 37: New Norfolk (1.48km) – 1st car 1.43pm Vehicle Expo: Salamanca Square Car Park 5-10pm

MONDAY, APRIL 23 – Leg Five, Hobart to Hobart Stage 38: Hobart Domain (2.95km) – 1st car 9.10am Stage 39: Richmond (3.71km) – 1st car 9.36am Stage 40: Runnymead (3.22km) – 1st car 9.50am Stage 41: Triabunna (3.69km) – 1st car 10.31am Stage 42: Rocky Hills (3.71km) – 1st car 11.03am Stage 43: Lake Leake (9.22km) – 1st car 12.12pm Stage 44: Ross (2.96km) – 1st car 12.59pm Stage 45: Colebrook (6.76km) – 1st car 1.57pm Stage 46: Grasstree Hill (8.34km) – 1st car 2.21pm Vehicle Expo: Salamanca Square Car Park 5-10pm

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 – Leg Six, Hobart to Hobart Stage 47: Mount Nelson (1.39km) – 1st car 10.12am Stage 48: Howden (7.59km) – 1st car 10.28am Stage 49: Oyster Cove (12.36km) – 1st car 10.50am Stage 50: Woodbridge (8.57km) – 1st car 11.44am Stage 51: Cygnet (14.99km) – 1st car 12.31pm Stage 52: Longley (12.25km) – 1st car 1.06pm Stage 53: Ridgeway Park (4.06km) – 1st car 1.43pm Stage 54: Bonnet Hill (3.84km) – 1st car 1.57pm Finish: Wrest Point Hotel Casino – 1st car 5.30pm Vehicle Expo: Salamanca Square Car Park 5-10pm

-Mike Porter

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