Rules & Regs


Targa Newfoundland is a premium motorsport event with a considerable focus on safety, logistics, applicable rules and regulations. Our event is a meeting place for newcomers to the world of motorsports and professionals who have been running their car of choice for many years. 

However, past participants of Targa Newfoundland can attest to the fact that our competitors, as well as the communities that host us, treat each other with respect and adhere to the rules. In fact, it’s customary for teams to familiarize themselves with the regulations prior to arriving in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Simplified Rules and Regulations

Targa Newfoundland has simplified the rules and regulations to make them easier for competitors to understand and follow, and easier for organizers to manage.  There are three competitive and one non-competitive divisions in this legendary event: Targa 1 and 2, Grand Touring, and Fast Tour. The competitive Targa 1 and 2 divisions are further grouped by two-wheel and all-wheel-drive vehicles made before or after the year 2000.  

Targa Newfoundland divisions: 
  • Fast Tour (FT), a non-timed, non-competitive motorsport adventure, top speed 130 kph 
  • Grand Touring (GT), a time, distance and speed competition, top speed 140 kph 
  • Targa 1, a competitive event for cars without roll cages, top speed 140 kph 
  • Targa 2, a higher speed competition for cars with roll cages, top speed 190 kph  

Targa 1 and 2 are broken down into the following groups:  

  • Two-wheel drive (2WD) built before or after the year 2000 (Classic or Modern) 
  • All-wheel drive (AWD) built before or after the year 2000 (Classic or Modern)  

Divisions and Groups, Targa Newfoundland, 2024-27 

Division Group Safety Average Speed Top Speed 
Fast Tour All Roll bar (open cars) 110 130 
Grand Touring All Roll bar (open cars) 130 140 
Targa 1 2WD (Classic and Modern) Roll bar recommended, (required in open cars) 130 140 
 AWD (Classic and Modern) Roll bar recommended, (required in open cars) 130 140 
Targa 2 2WD (Classic and Modern) Roll cage (all)  140 190 
 AWD (Classic and Modern) Roll cage (all)  140 190 

We strongly encourage you to educate your entire team and crew on these crucial topics. As you’ll experience on the course, communication among team members is critical, and having a firsthand understanding of the rules will benefit everyone throughout the week.

Technical education about the demands of Targa Newfoundland is a key factor in achieving success on the road. Trust us, it could make all the difference! Our tech team is available to assist you during both the pre-event preparation and the actual event.

For your convenience, we’ve provided a copy of the Rules and Regulations below. Please note any highlighted sections as they indicate updates or new rules in this edition of the regulations. Additionally, take note of the color-coding that designates each division’s rules.

Download The 2024 Rules & Regs