Targa West rally re­turns

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - FRONT PAGE -

CLAS­SIC and mod­ern sport cars will be rac­ing through pop­u­lar roads in the Perth Hills, CBD and Malaga dur­ing next week’s 2018 Targa West event.

Targa West is a four-day, 910km rally around Perth – in­clud­ing a 242km com­pet­i­tive race and 34 rally stages – which will be held from Au­gust 9 to 12.

There are 57 teams on the en­try list fea­tur­ing cars from Tri­umph, Porsche, Mus­tang, Lo­tus and Mit­subishi, along with an electric-pow­ered Tesla Road­ster.

The 14th an­nual event kicks off with a cer­e­mo­nial start at Ya­gan Square on Au­gust 9 from 11am be­fore head­ing to White­man Park for the of­fi­cial com­pe­ti­tion start at 1pm.

Cars will drive through the Perth Hills, in­clud­ing stages at the Mun­dar­ing Weir and the Kala­munda Zig Zag, be­fore re­turn­ing to North­bridge for a night show from 6pm to 8.30pm on Au­gust 10.

On Au­gust 11, teams will take on 122km of fast­flow­ing roads at the Toodyay, Maryville Downs and Bulls­brook stages.

The com­pe­ti­tion wraps up at the fin­ish line in Malaga, fol­lowed by pre­sen­ta­tions at the City of Perth Su­per Stage from 1pm on Au­gust 12.

Event di­rec­tor Ross Tap­per said there would also be a cel­e­bra­tion of mo­tor­sport at Lan­g­ley Park on Au­gust 12.

“We have ded­i­cated spec­ta­tor points on each stage, which is a safe spot that will give ev­ery­one a great view of the ac­tion,” he said.

Pic­ture: CMR Pho­to­graphic

Will White and Matt Thomp­son on 2017's City of Perth Spe­cial Stage.

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