Beat­son’s Targa Road Rally and His­toric Road Rally, Satur­day Oc­to­ber 13

The Oban Times - - MULL MOTOR SPORT -

A Targa road rally is re­stricted to road cars and road tyres and com­pet­i­tive sec­tions have a max­i­mum av­er­age speed of 30mph, mak­ing it suit­able for new­com­ers and fam­i­lies. Once on the pub­lic roads, the cars travel with the gen­eral traf­fic flow.

The driver needs to be 17 years or older with a full driv­ing li­cence and the nav­i­ga­tor must be over 12.

The com­pet­i­tive sec­tions form ei­ther spe­cial tests com­pris­ing tight and twisty routes, where the com­peti­tor en­deav­ours to set their fastest time or reg­u­lar­ity tests, where the com­peti­tor at­tempts to main­tain a spec­i­fied av­er­age speed.

The event be­gins at 10am and com­pet­i­tive sec­tions are planned to take place on var­i­ous pri­vate prop­er­ties across the is­land.

Check www.mull­ and its Face­book page for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and see signs and no­tice boards on the day for spec­ta­tor ad­vice.

‘As usual we have a wide range of cars and crews from across the UK,’ said Don­ald Brown. ‘En­tries are still com­ing in for the rally time trial.’

As well as en­tries from all across Scot­land, the Mull week­end has al­ways proved pop­u­lar with mo­tor sport com­peti­tors from Lan­cashire, York­shire and Cum­bria.

Among the ve­hi­cles in­cluded on this year’s un­seeded en­tries list are a 1967 MGB road­ster, a 1971 Hill­man Avenger GT, a 1972 Mor­ris Mini, and a Rover 100 from 1997. And Mull has al­ways had a rep­u­ta­tion for For4d en­tries and this year sees two Ford Es­cort Mk2.

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