ST JOHNS, NL – “Even with our excellent safety record, we recognize there’s always room for improvement. To that end, we’ve implemented a number of measures, such as GPS tracking, to Increase safety for both competitors and spectators,” said Targa Newfoundland President Joe Dowden.
“We are committed to maintaining Targa Newfoundland as one of the safest and most exciting motorsports events in North America. Therefore, for 2023, we have revised parts of Volume 1 and 2 competition rules in order to maintain the highest level of safety expected from our competitors. We have added, changed and highlighted some areas that will increase the safety of all crew and spectators involved.
T”arga Newfoundland has always been at the forefront of safety and mitigating accidents; therefore, we are proactively improving areas to better futureproof the event. These areas are but are not limited to; mandatory competitor safety briefings, crew existing provision, vehicle roll cage and rollover protection.”
Volume 2- Technical Requirements
• 5.1.0 Each member of the crew must be able to demonstrate to the tech crew that they can exit the vehicle from normal strapped-in seating position within 40 seconds (30 seconds to burn time, plus 10 seconds)
• 5.3.1 The height of the bar will be such that both crew members, seated in normal position, have a minimum of 4 cm’s clearance between their helmets and the top of the car or cage structure, whatever is applicable
• 5.3.4 of Volume 2, Bolt in cages will no longer be permitted in 2024. For 2023 all bolts used in cages must be grade 8 strength or higher
The 23rd Annual Targa Newfoundland takes place September 14th to 21st, 2023.
For more information and PDF copies of the 2023 Rules and Regulations, please visit http://www.targanfld.com/regluations/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org // Joe Dowden – President, Targa Newfoundland
- From Paul Smith / Marketing & Media Director