Kemble Targa Rally
10th June 2018
A fabulous and successful day yesterday for the club with the 2nd running of the Kemble Targa.
After a hard fought battle Bath Members Ben Griffin and Steve Conner came out on top with 5 secionds in hand from a hard charging Gavin Rogers. Full results are available at RallyRoots.
On Saturday the course was set up, with the start, finish and admin areas and an early start for the organisers on Sunday saw the day dawn a bit grey and cloudy but at least dry
Noise and scrutineering went according to plan, a quick drivers briefing held and we started on time with 56 starters, 4 non starters and concluded the 6 tests at approx 17:15 hours. I think we finished the event with 52 still running.
During the day the skies cleared and we were blessed with a warm and sunny day with a slight breeze
Wonderful weather, great sport and thanks to all the marshals and organising team for a very professional and well run event
I believe everybody enjoyed themselves, Especially the competitors with good feedback received after the event.
Remember the second serving of Targa at Kemble with the Cotswold Targa to be run on July 22nd, entries are already being received to don't delay and make sure you get your entry in early.
Welcome to the second Bath Motor Club single-venue Targa Rally at Kemble Airfield.
The rally has a number of one to two mile driving tests set out on the sealed surfaces at Kemble. The course layouts will vary during the day creating an enjoyable competitive days sport.
Don't panic if this is your 1st event, Kemble is a straightforward and smooth venue. To give you an example of what the event entails have a look at the pictures from last years event and a sample test diagram.
This event is closed-to-club which means that you do not need an MSA competition license to compete as membership to Bath motor club for the remainder of the club year will be included with all accepted entries.
We look forward to receiving your entry.
What is a Targa?
A Targa Rally is a cheap single-venue event which involves special tests. There will be a number of one to two mile driving tests set out in different layouts which will vary during the day. Tests will include passage checks and stop and go controls.
The route will be defined by diagrams. Unlike an Autosolo, walking the course is not allowed. It is up to the navigator to ensure the correct route is followed.
The permit for the event means that it is run as a closed-to-club event, which avoids the need for an MSA competition licence, but means all competitors must produce a club card from the organising club at signing on.
Drivers must hold a full RTA licence. The minimum age for navigators is 12 years old.
As all the tests are at a single venue, double driving is encouraged. E.g. one competitor can drive with a navigator, then the navigator can drive with the driver navigating either in the same car or different cars. One car may be driven by two different drivers. To ensure there is no advantage the first driver will drive first on the morning tests and second in the afternoon tests.
Cars for the Targa rally must comply with road rally rules.
Kemble Targa Rally 2017
11th June 2017
The Kemble Targa Rally - 11th June 2017
Bath Motor Club ran the inaugural ‘Kemble Targa Rally’ on Sunday 11th June 2017.
The targa was a brilliant day of clubman motosport that has received great reviews from competitors via the british rally forum and directly.
The event was won by Ben Griffin navigated by Steve Connor in his Peugeot 106. The winning margin was 40 seconds over Alan Wakeman being navigated by Ian Hazelton.
Thank you to all of the marshals and everyone that helped out and we look forward to seeing you on the next Bath MC event.
Full results are available on Rally Roots.
2017 - Ben Griffin/Steve Connor (Peugeot 106 Rallye)