TV deal in place for Quit Targa West events
- 12th May 2016, 1:20am
Tarmac rally fans will be able to tune into this year’s Quit Targa South West and Quit Targa West from their lounge rooms thanks to a sponsorship deal struck between Shamrock Civil and event organisers.
The action-packed highlights of each event will be broadcast on the Nine Network shortly after their conclusion, with a 30 minute program scheduled for Quit Targa South West shown and a 60 minute program to follow the Quit Targa West event.
The support from Shamrock Civil and Concrete will also allow for the production of a quality daily Web TV highlights show covering both Targa West and Targa South West as well as the GT Fabrications Bunbury Targa Sprint, which will be managed by Bunbury-based Firey Productions.
Shamrock Civil and Concrete Managing Director Rohan Green said he hopes the partnership continues to increase the profile of tarmac rallying in Western Australia.
“Shamrock Civil and Concrete is proud to be involved in promoting the sport of tarmac rallying and support the future security of such a great series of motorsport events,” said Mr Green.
“General Manager Paul ‘Irish’ Thompson and I have experienced the Targa West events first-hand as competitors, and they are fun, professionally run events with a great group of people. The sense of camaraderie on a Targa event is nothing like I’ve experienced anywhere else. We’re thrilled to be able to share the experience with a wider audience – that’s why we’ve partnered with Quit Targa South West, Quit Targa West and the GT Fabrications Bunbury Targa Sprint.”
Targa West Events Director Ross Tapper welcomed Shamrock Civil and Concrete as a sponsor and thanked them for their support.
“Every year the Quit Targa West series grows in popularity and profile. We are grateful for the support of sponsors like Shamrock Civil and Concrete who are helping us develop the potential of these events. It really is a team effort to stage an event of this calibre. It continues to attract serious tarmac competitors from all over the country to Western Australia, where I think we offer world class stages for competition,” said Mr Tapper.
Motorsport fans won’t have long to wait for their tarmac rally fix, with the Quit Targa South West getting underway in Manjimup and Pemberton on May 20 – 22. This year is the first time Quit Targa South West has been run as a competitive timed event, evolving from an event that was first established as a practice for Quit Targa West later on in the year.
Quit Targa South West starts on the Friday with a charity hill-climb in Pemberton, raising money to help the Pemberton Chamber of Commerce and Industry build a storage facility for local community groups. The public will have the thrill of riding passenger in rally car in exchange for a donation towards the cause.
Spectators are free and welcome to view the action from the designated spectator points. There will also be an opportunity to see the rally vehicles up close and speak to the drivers at the display in Pemberton’s main street on Sunday. Joining the rally cars in the display will be many special interest cars that participate in a parade lap around the town.
For more information on Targa South West including a list of spectator points please see www.targasouthwest.com.au
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