TARGA Tasmania to headline Symmons Plains entertainment

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 13/04/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

TARGA Tasmania competitors will headline Sunday's on-track entertainment at Symmons Plains Raceway, which will host this weekend's Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint.

Ahead of the 29th edition of TARGA Tasmania, which will commence on April 19, a series of demonstrations will take place around the iconic Launceston circuit on Sunday.

The near-two-hour display will take place before the 24-car Supercars field returns for ARMOR ALL Qualifying.

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Porsche will also take to the track, conducting a top-speed comparison test between its new all-electric Taycan and its front-running TARGA car, a Porsche GT2 RS.

Driven by 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden, the electric Taycan will take on the petrol-powered Porsche 911 GT2 RS, driven by leading TARGA competitor Jeff Morton.

Pic: Angryman Photography

More than 20 TARGA competitors will hit the track for Sunday's demonstrations, showcasing a wide range of tarmac rallying examples, including a 1988 Porsche 944 S, 1975 Ford Escort and 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

The 2021 TARGA event is set for a bumper entry line-up following the abandonment of the 2020 event amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pic: Other Side Media

The 2021 event will run across April 19-24, and will feature 38 competitive stages totalling 626km.

TARGA Tasmania on-track entertainment will feature on Sunday April 18 at Symmons Plains from 8:50am AEST.

The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to Symmons Plains for the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint across April 17-18. Tickets are on sale now.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo.

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