TARGA TEMCO PROLOGUE WILL MAKE WAY FOR ANZAC DAY This year coinciding with one of Australia's most treasured celebrations, Targa Tasmania Event Management has been working with the Tasmanian branch of the Returned and Services League of...
TARGA TEMCO PROLOGUE WILL MAKE WAY FOR ANZAC DAY
This year coinciding with one of Australia's most treasured celebrations, Targa Tasmania Event Management has been working with the Tasmanian branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) to facilitate the running of the tarmac rally's Temco Prologue at George Town on Anzac Day.
This year's 15th Anniversary Targa Tasmania, which is presented by Pure Tasmania, Temco Prologue has undergone a significant time and structure change and has been re-themed in order to accommodate Anzac Day proceedings. As a result the Temco Prologue will run one hour later than in previous years.
To accommodate Anzac Day parades held in both George Town and Launceston before midday, alterations have been made to both the Touring stage from Launceston to George Town and to the 4.22km Temco Prologue competition stage which determines vehicle seeding for the competition proper.
Although not directly conflicting with Anzac Day proceedings, special permission has also been granted by the Tasmanian RSL to allow the staging of the Targa Tasmania Official Start at the Country Club before midday.
General Manager Tasmania for Octagon Rob McGuire says that, despite the significance and recognition of the intercepting celebrations, the cooperation received from the Tasmanian RSL in the planning and operation of the 2006 Temco Prologue has been fantastic.
"We are grateful for the cooperation received by the Tasmanian RSL," said McGuire. "Our intention will be to fully recognise the day on which it falls."
Anzac Day services in Launceston will be held at the Royal Park Cenotaph at 6.00am. The March of Remembrance starts from Prince's Square at 10.15am with a second service starting at 11.00am. For further information on Anzac Day activities in Launceston please contact the Launceston RSL on (03) 6344 9584.
An expected field of 250 Targa Tasmania vehicles will cross the Country Club Official Start Line on Tuesday April 25th with the first car due to start at 9.30am. Spectators in George Town can expect to see the first Tour vehicle start the Temco George Town Prologue from 1.00pm.
High profile entries received for the 15th Anniversary Targa Tasmania includes ten-time Bathurst Enduro champion Peter Brock in a Daytona Coupe, V8 Supercar driver Tony Longhurst and ARC frontrunner Dean Herridge both driving a Subaru Impreza WRX.
Entries have also been received from Network Ten commentator Daryl Beattie who will be driving a Mitsubishi Evo IX and seven-time Bathurst and Targa Tasmania champion Jim Richards who recently announced he will now be contesting this year's Targa Tasmania in a two-wheel-drive Porsche GT2.
<pre> 15th ANNIVERSARY COURSE OUTLINE AND SCHEDULE
Leg 0 - Temco Prologue at George Town (4.22km) Tuesday, April 25 (Anzac Day)
TS0 Prologue (4.22km) Tour to commence Prologue 1.00pm First competition vehicle starts Prologue 1.15pm Presentation of Trophies start 3.45pm
Leg 1 - The Matthew Flinders Northern Loop (Launceston to Launceston - 59.49km) Wednesday, April 26
TS1 Entally (5.62km) First car due 9.12am TS2 High Plains (4.40km) First car due 10.06am TS3 Moriarty (5.12km) First car due 10.23am TS4 Devonport (16.04km) First car due 11.53am TS5 Nook (5.50km) First car due 12.24pm TS6 Sheffield (13.20km) First car due 12.41pm TS7 Quamby Brook (6.60km) First car due 13.14pm TS8 Longford (2.86km) First car due 13.56pm
Leg 2 - The Captain Nicolas Baudin North Eastern Trundle (Launceston to Hobart - 73.89km) Thursday, April 27
TS9 The Sideling (13.97km) First car due 8.12am TS10 Ledgerwood (5.29km) First car due 9.10am TS11 Winnaleah (6.33km) First car due 9.20am TS12 Weldborough Pass (13.20km) First car due 9.29am TS13 St Mary's Pass (5.45km) First car due 10.37am TS14 Elephant Pass (10.95km) First car due 10.49am TS15 Cranbrook (7.70km) First car due 12.13pm TS16 Triabunna (3.30km) First car due 13.11pm TS17 Grasstree Hill (7.70km) First car due 14.21pm
Leg 3 - The Bruny D'Entrecasteaux Southern Loop (Hobart to Hobart - 59.40km) Friday, April 28
TS18 Bonnet Hill (3.45km) First car due 10.13am TS19 Howden (7.20km) First car due 10.25am TS20 Oyster Cove (12.02km) First car due 10.47am TS21 Woodbridge Reverse (6.60km) First car due 11.05am TS22 Flowerpot Reverse (4.40km) First car due 11.15am TS23 Cygnet Short (9.90km) First car due 12.36pm TS24 Longley (11.90km) First car due 13.09pm TS25 Ridgeway Park (3.93km) First car due 13.32pm
Leg 4 - The George Bass North West Challenge (Hobart to Burnie - 110.09km) Saturday, April 29
TS26 Hobart (3.24km) First car due 7.30am TS27 Colebrook (5.34km) First car due 8.09am TS28 Ross Reverse (2.58km) First car due 9.06am TS29 Symmons Plains (2.37km) First car due 10.03am TS30 Mole Creek Long (4.40km) First car due 11.01am TS31 Cethana (37.48km) First car due 12.02pm TS32 Wilmot (5.75km) First car due 12.52pm TS33 Gunns Plains (14.68km) First car due 13.48pm TS34 South Riana (24.48km) First car due 14.08pm TS35 Natone (9.77km) First car due 14.20pm
Leg 5 - The Abel Tasman West Coast Enduro (Burnie to Hobart - 145.27km) Sunday, April 30
TS36 Hellyer Gorge (15.42km) First car due 8.03am TS37 Mount Black (8.62km) First car due 8.45am TS38 Rosebery (17.42km) First car due 9.05am TS39 Strahan (33.24km) First car due 10.02am TS40 Queenstown (6.39km) First car due 11.16am TS41 Mt Arrowsmith (47.24km) First car due 11.34am TS42 Tarraleah (6.60km) First car due 12.43pm TS43 Ellendale (8.80km) First car due 13.41pm TS44 New Norfolk (1.54km) First car due 14.08pm