Published on 20 January 2023
Targa has released the High Country 2023 event schedule with a different format to take place this year to comply with Motorsport Australia regulations for a Rallysprint event.
The ‘Targa High Country Sprint’ for competitive vehicles, will take place from Mirimbah to Mt Buller, reminiscent of the earlier Porsche Mt Buller Sprint events held in the same location. The tour portion of the event will run the regular legs to Whitfield on Saturday 11 February and to Eildon on Sunday 12 February.
In addition to taking in the Targa sights from local vantage points on Mt Buller and along the touring routes, local residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see the vehicles up close in Mansfield, with the annual Targafest event taking place in Mansfield’s High Street on Saturday 11 February from 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm.
Targa entrants will line the High Street, allowing locals and visitors to get an up-close view of the vehicles, alongside our very own Delatite Drivers Car Club on the median strip. There will also be GT Racing Simulators and Giant Slot Car racing set up so we can determine our local racing heroes!
Mansfield Shire Council CEO, Kirsten Alexander, said even though there won’t be a street stage this year she is looking forward to the new format of the event with the Rallysprint.
“It is always exciting to see the Targa entrants in Mansfield and we welcome them back once again. Although there is no street stage this year, the Targafest on Saturday afternoon is a great opportunity for all to get involved and enjoy the activity the event brings to the Shire” she said.
For full details on the event and road closures visit targa.com.au