Targa fans set for deposit provide this weekend

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2017 Targa Hawke’s
Bay

Havelock
North

Sat-Sun
May
20-21

2017

EVENT PREVIEW #2

18-05-17

TARGA FANS SET FOR DRIFT TREAT THIS
WEEKEND

Motorsport enthusiasts who make the
effort to locate some Targa Hawke’s Bay movement this weekend
are set for a special provide – demo runs by tip New Zealand
drifter Cam Vernon.

Just before a foe cars
are due to foe by Stages 1 and 7 on Saturday and Stage
8 on SundayVernon will ‘drift’ by a sealed roads at
speed in his 6.7-litre V8-powered Nissan Silvia S15 drift
car.

The Ramarama, Auckland, executive is no
stranger to flapping Targa eventuality stages, carrying been partial of
the strange Targa-4-Touge graduation during a Targa Bambina
event in 2012.

Drifting has a roots on roads in
Japan (the Japanese word ‘Touge’ means ‘canyon’)
very identical to a ones used in Targa events here and
Vernon and Targa New Zealand eventuality executive Peter Martin
came adult with a T4T beginning to foster closer links
between competitors in a dual disciplines.

“It’s
all about building bridges between a several groups in
motorsport,’ says Vernon. “That, and putting a foe in
the open eye in a safe, tranquil sourroundings to show
what a deposit automobile can unequivocally do.”

The two-day
(Sat/Sun) eventuality starts and finishes in Havelock North (at
the Village Green) and incorporates 15 sealed special stages
covering 378.5 km and a sum of 585.2km of furloughed stages
across Hawke’s Bay.

A single-day
event-within-an-event on a Saturday, a Rally of Hawke’s
Bay, has also been organized in and with a Hawke’s
Bay Car Club and will run as partial of a incomparable event.

Saturday’s 7 stages are centred on Havelock North
with a morning use during a Pettigrew-Green Arena in
Napier and an afternoon one during Otane before a lapse to the
Village Green for an overnight parc ferme.

The first
stage, a 20.95km Waimarama one, starts on Okaihau Rd then
turns right into Maraetotara Rd with good observation spots
accessible off a categorical Havelock North-Waimarama Rd with the
road closure starting during 7.00am

The final theatre on
Saturday, a 27.92km Kaokaoroa, starts on Te Aute Trust Rd
then turns left into Middle Rd for a run down to Havelock
North with highway closures starting during 2.45pm

The
first theatre on Sunday morning, a 8.32km Tuki Tuki
publicity stage, starts during a northern finish of Tuki Tuki Rd
and heads south to finish nearby a intersection of Waimarama
Rd with a highway sealed from 6.45am.

Full itinerary
and theatre map sum are accessible in a latest emanate of
NZ Classic Car magazine.

The new Targa Hawke’s Bay
event has captivated 59 entries in a foe classes
and 11 in a point though non-competitive Targa Tour.

Sharing corner favourite standing after impressing during the
Targa Rotorua eventuality in May are Leigh Hopper and co-driver
Michael Goudie from Orewa, and Jason Gill and Mark Robinson
from Auckland.

Hopper and Goudie led a margin on
the initial day of a Rotorua eventuality in Hopper’s newly-built
Subaru WRX Impreza usually to pile-up out of a eventuality on the
first theatre on Sunday morning.

Gill and Robinson
(Mitsubishi Evo 9) were never distant behind on a initial day
(the opening overnight was only 36 seconds) and took over a lead
they would never remove when Hopper went off a road.

With work rebuilding a Subaru still going on Hopper
and Goudie will competition a Hawke’s Bay eventuality in a leased
Mitsubishi Evo 10.

The Rotorua eventuality also saw the
Targa entrance of a second new Porsche GT3 RS in a hands of
five-time Targa NZ leader Tony Quinn and unchanging co-driver
Naomi Tillett

With Adelaide-based Tillett
unavailable, circuit-owning businessman Quinn will have
young Kiwi co-driver Kieran Anstis reading a records this
weekend.

Targa New Zealand events are organized by
the Ultimate Rally Group with a support of sponsors AndrewSimms.co.nz, Chicane Racewear,
Ecolight, Global Security, Kids In Cars, Metalman.co.nz, NZ Classic Car magazine,
Race Brakes, Racetech, TeamTalk, TrackIt and VTNZ.

For some-more information go to www.targa.co.nz.

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