When the situation improves, we’ll be ready to race

St. John’s, (March 25 2020) a Statement from Targa President Robert Giannou: “When the situation improves, we’ll be ready to race at the September Targa/Bambina 2020.”

Targa Newfoundland / Bambina management staff are moving ahead with planning for the 2020 Targa/Bambina joint event.  We are looking to the future.  The Covid-19 Crisis will end and we want to be ready to run this fantastic event, with its multiple stages, in so many communities. While at present no-one can be certain of exactly when the situation will improve. When it does, we’ll be ready to race at the September Targa/Bambina 2020.

We recognise there is significant potential for postponements in the motorsport world generally but, due to our positioning in the Fall of this year, we expect to be up and running with minimum effect on our schedule. We invite all those competitors whose other events have been delayed or cancelled to come join us!  The joint Targa Newfoundland / Bambina Course Familiarization School will be held on September 10th and 11th. Registration will be on the 12th and the event of the 13th through the 19th.

We are in the process of setting up our management team and scheduling our volunteer training, which may take place a little later in the year and will be complete before September.  We will not post our training schedule yet, but we will as soon as travel in Canada and the United States normalizes.

Our regulations will remain the same. There may be some adjustments and slight policy changes to accommodate our new scoring and timing methods; but by-in-large the events rules and regulations will remain the same.

We are streamlining the event to be the best it has ever been! We are following the advice of physicians and provincial health officials, as our first priority will always be the safety and health of our fans, the communities we visit and those within the Targa Newfoundland family. 

When all is said and done, everyone invested in this sport at every level will feel rewarded.  In the meantime, please follow the rules… Wash, Sanitize, Cleaning and Avoid close contact. Seriously!

Best wishes,

Robert Giannou

Limited Targa Volunteer Openings Available!

Love motorsports? Want to compete in Bambina Newfoundland or Targa Newfoundland but can’t. Then volunteer with us! Help the sport help you! Learn the event up front and personally. Become part of the very special and select group people that run the events. We have just…

Four weeks to the 3rd Annual Bambina Newfoundland from June 28th to July 1st, 2019;

Four months to the 18th Annual Targa Newfoundland from September 14th to 21st, 2019.

There are a limited number of openings for Stage Operations Teams. Support the sport we all love. Volunteer for either Bambina, Targa or both! Event operations training sessions will begin shortly.

These positions will require you to be available to travel as a member of our Event Operations Group – performing Timing or Set-Up duties:

Set-Up Vehicles set up the stages to ensure they run timely and safely. They work closely with communities and their volunteers.

Timing Teams run the stages, score the competitors and present the results for the Scorer. They work closely with competitors.

We provide accommodations, a meal allowance while on the road and a gas allowance for those that are required to use their vehicles.

If you wish to participate contact Leah Dalton, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@targanl.com or fill out the volunteer form on our website; http://targanfld.com/volunteer-sign-up/.
or Call: 709-722-2413 / toll free: 1-877-332-2413

9.6.1 Maximum Speeds, Averages Speeds and Penalties

To all Targa Competitors:

Over the years, as this event has matured, some Targa Communities have expressed a concern about the speeds involved in the event.  Most of these concerns are simply brought about by visual experience, gossip and exaggeration.  Nevertheless, perception often becomes reality and the result is that the event becomes a victim of very exaggerated speed claims.  We have therefore decided to adjust our speed penalties so they include no only monetary fines but time penalties based on the amount on the infraction over the allowed speed.  Both these penalties will be strictly enforced.  Below is the revised section of the rules that sets out the applicable penalties.

 

9.6.1 Maximum Speeds, Averages Speeds and Penalties

 

  • Fast/Quick Tour entrants must not exceed a top speed of 130kph or an average speed of 110 kph.
  • Grand Touring competitors must not exceed a top speed of 150kph or an average speed of 125kph
  • Targa competitors must not exceed a top speed of 200kph or an average speed of 140 kph.

 

Penalties for Grand Touring and Targa Competitors:

Speed 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
0 – 10 kph over Warning $250.00 +

1 sec per kph over

$500.00 +

3 sec per kph over

11 – 20 kph over $250.00 +

1 sec per kph over

$500.00 +

3 sec per kph over

$1,000.00 +

5 sec per kph over

21 – 30 kph over $500.00 +

3 sec per kph over

$1,000.00 +

5 sec per kph over

$2,000.00 +

7 sec per kph over

31 kph & over $1,000.00 +

5 sec per kph over

$2,000.00 +

7 sec per kph over

Exclusion

Penalties for Fast/Quick Tour Competitors:

Fast/Quick Tour cash fines will be doubled due to the non-competitive nature of the division.

Speed 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
0 – 10 kph over Warning $500.00 $1,000.00

 

11 – 20 kph over $500.00 $1,000.00

 

$2,000.00

 

21 – 30 kph over $1,00.00

 

$2,000.00

 

$3,000.00

 

31 kph & over $2,000.00

 

$3,000.00

 

Exclusion

We trust that you will understand just how serious this issue is for the future of the event. As faster and faster vehicles enter the event it becomes virtually impossible to control the terminal speeds. This therefore becomes an issue of banning certain vehicles (which we do not want to do) and dealing with the safety of the competitors in these extremely fast cars. Some of these cars can far exceed our target speeds if they are allowed to exceed the events maximum allowed speeds.  So rather than ban certain cars we will penalize them.

 

For the sake of the sport and its safety, and for the sake of the competition we ask you to  abide by these rules.  If that does not work then we will strictly enforce these rules.