Some of the world’s best performance cars - Porsches, Lamborghinis, Nissan GTRs, Audis, Alfa Romeos, Subaru WRXs and Lancer Evos - will all carry a new banner at next month’s inaugural Targa High Country following the announcement that the Modern and Early Modern competitions will be sponsored by leading Australian company, RDA-EBC Brakes.

The new event, based out of Mt Buller and taking in the spectacular roads of north east Victoria from November 5 to 7, is round one of the Octagon-owned Australian Targa Championship.

Rotors & Drums Australia (RDA) commenced operations in Melbourne as a trade and retail parts supplier in 1987.  Today, RDA is the largest supplier of disc brake rotors and brake drums in Australia and New Zealand, with a range of parts to suit over 1700 vehicle applications.  

RDA-EBC Managing Director, Les Smith, says his company is delighted with its sponsorship of the Modern categories.

“Having sponsored and assisted many entrants over the past few years in north east Victorian events, we are excited to get involved with an event that brings the very best of tarmac rallying to the region.

“The modern and early modern cars are a real focus of the sport, so to have the top cars carrying our brand is terrific.

“The event will receive major television coverage and be a real boost to getting our name out to all motorsport fans.

“This support follows on from our involvement with Targa Tasmania and is part of our ongoing plan to support grass root motorsport and road sport events around Australia.”
Mark Perry, the event director of Targa High Country, says the new corporate is a major plus for the new event and the sport.

“The whole Targa concept, now with three events and its own championship, is going from strength to strength,” Perry said.

“While we have incredible competitor interest, for the sport to continue to grow we need corporate support, so this latest announcement is a further boost. We think that we can forge a very long term partnership with RDA-EBC Brakes.”
EBC Brakes is the company’s performance brake pad range, and is the world’s leading brand of Kevlar brake pads. They have a network of 800 distributors and resellers.

Targa High Country consists of eight competitive stages each day, heading north to Wangaratta via Whitfield on the Saturday, and to Eildon via Jamieson on Sunday. Each day will end with a 16-kilometre stage up Mt Buller. A 3.5 kilometre stage around the streets of Mansfield will kick off the event at 5pm on Friday November 5.
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