TARGA High Country postponed
Tuesday 06 October, 2020
Photo: Angryman Photography
The 11th edition of TARGA High Country has been postposed with the Victorian based tarmac rally to now run in February next year.
The Motorsport Australia Targa Championship event was scheduled for November and while it was hoped restrictions in the state will have eased, there is still uncertainty around border restrictions quarantine requirements for competitors.
“Unfortunately, Victoria is in a different situation to Queensland at the moment and with still uncertain signs on the horizon; along with a clear window of opportunity to simply move the event dates; we have today taken the decision to postpone the running of the 11th TARGA High Country,” TARGA’s statement read.
“Even though Victoria may be re-opened by mid-November, it is clear already that most other states will continue to insist on 14 days of quarantining for anyone who visits Victoria from another state, which severely hinders a number of people from attending this event.
“The reality of greater confidence coming in 2021; which in turn will hopefully see more competitors able to attend; has made the decision at this point to postpone the event an obvious one.
“We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support in what has been a very unique year for everyone.”
The move now gives the TARGA High Country’s organisers an opportunity to run the event at its usual scale with an estimated attendance of 150 entries.
Upon the decision to postpone the tarmac rally, early bird entries have been extended until Friday 9 October, while full entries will now close on 15 January 2021.
TARGA High Country will now run on 5-7 February 2021.