Motorsport. Targa Tasmania is set to visit Circular Head a first for the iconic motorsport event.
Celebrating its 25th year, the six-day event will cover more than 2000 kilometres across all regions of the state and involve up to 300 cars.
Circular Head Tourism Association president Clint Walker said he was thrilled to have the area included in the rally this year.
“We are really excited about the boost in Stanley’s profile that Targa will likely bring,” he said.
“It is not just the local media coverage during the event, but more importantly being featured on the Targa Tasmania television documentary that is produced each year is where we see real benefit.
“The documentary is broadcast around the world, so we are really lucky to have such a unique and identifiable landform as the Stanley Nut, and the spectacular isthmus it sits on.
“People all around the world will see it, and will hopefully remember it as a place to visit.”
Mr Walker said the Targa rally would complement the global exposure Stanley and the Stanley Nut would further receive later this year when the town is featured in the Hollywood movie, The Light Between Oceans.
He said Targa would bring the largest assembly of cars in its history to Tasmania and people would be able to view the cars before racing gets underway at the Silverdome in Launceston on Sunday April 10.
The rally itself begins on April 11 with Leg 1 starting in George Town, moving across to the north east for Leg 2 before heading back to Sheffield and Gunns Plains area for Leg 3. Leg 4 takes in the upper north west and moves on south to the west coast for the fifth leg. The southern towns around Hobart make up the final and sixth leg which winds up on April 16.
For more information on Targa Tasmania go to: https://targa.com.au/tc/