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!