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The Event for Spectators and Community

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Targa Florio Australia is an event the competitors love, but it’s much more than just about cars. It is about bringing people together, out of their houses, into the street, down to the local park, on the street corner to connect with the competitors and feel part of it. This Historic event, whose roots are in Sicily, Italy since 1906, connects with all ages and involves fine food, wine and festivities, as well as appreciation of the incredible cars.’  There are many opportunities over the 4 days to enjoy watching the field of magnificent cars. You can watch them roar by as they drive the windy roads of Victoria, cheer them whilst they are challenged to drive the competition stages or enjoy them close up and personal as they are assembled each day at lunch and in the evenings.

Keep an eye on the Route Page and we will keep updating the best places to view the cars along the route. We will also add the programmed time that cars will be in each spot to help you find the best location to watch the field go by.

Please contact us if you have any questions

Competition Stages Explained

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Competition Stages Explained

Time Trials (PC’s) [PC = Prove Cronometrate]

The key is to accurately drive these short sections, between 40 and 400 meters long, in exactly the correct set time. There are usually 2-4 of these in a row each time and they are positioned off the main roads. You are timed by driving over timing tubes to start and then end each stage. There are more than 70 of these on the event over the 4 days and they are timed to within 1/100 of a second. You are penalised 1 point for each 1/100th of a second you are off the exact set time. This is where the competition is won and lost.

 

Average Speed Tests (PM’s) [PM = Prove di Media]

The key with PM’s is to maintain the set average speed over the distance set, usually 5-10km. There are 1 -2 of these tests each day. You will start the test on instructions of a Marshall and your speed checked at secret locations anywhere during the prescribed distances . These are timed to 1/10 of a second. Penalties for being slower or quicker are incurred.

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