Competitiors ready to tackle 2017 GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint

Almost 100 Rallysprint competitors in classic and modern cars are set to race our City streets at the end of the month in the GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint. 

Event director Ross Tapper said the Bunbury city centre would come alive with the colour and noise of tarmac rallying as competitions to the street on Sunday, June 25. 

“The street circuit will be exciting for competitors, spectators and local businesses as Mustangs, Chevrolets and Porches as well as some nostalgic Datsuns, Minis, Escorts and Toranas race the clock,” Tapper said.

“Spectators can get up close to the cars during the Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine held along Victoria Street on Saturday, June 24 from 5.30pm.”

The Rallysprint action starts on the Sunday morning in the Halifax light industrial area from 9am. 

The four kilometre course starts on Monkhouse Streets, runs along Halifax Drive, Maxted Street, Gibbons Road, Marchant Street, Hensen Street, Chanahan Road, Mason Street, Juniper Way, Clifford Street, Sherlock Way, McCombe Road, Jordan Way and finishing on Clifford Street.

Competitors will race the course four times clockwise and four times anticlockwise.

The service park is free and located on McCombe Road near the junction of Gibbons Road.

Spectators are encouraged and only permitted in marked spectators areas;

  • Corner Halifax Drive and Monkhouse Street
  • Corner of Hensen Street and Marchant Street
  • Corner of Halifax Drive and Clifford Street,
  • Corner of McCombe Road and Sherlock Way
  • Corner of McCombe Road and Jordan Way

Tapper said Rallysprint was a great way to enjoy competitive motorsport without the time commitment and expense required in the traditional rally format.

“Rallysprint is fast, fun and great for those new to rallying as well as those more experienced who want to keep their skills honed,” he said.

“Rallysprint requires teamwork between driver and co-driver and the ability to drive with obstacles in close vicinity of the road, neither of which can be practised on a race track,” Tapper said.

For more information visit targawest.com.au/bunbury or like Targa West on Facebook.

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