Kemble Targa Rally

Kemble Targa Rally

12th May 2019


A big thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2019 Kemble Targa from the competitors to the marshals a good day was had by all.

Congratulations to the Nat B winners Ben Griffin/Steve Conner who won by 15 seconds from the experienced crew of Gavin & Carrie Rogers. Ben returned the favour by navigating Steve to 3rd O/A, a further 18 seconds back.

The clubmans event was a tighter finish at the top with William & David Thompson winning by 8 seconds from Ian Hazleton navigated by Alan Wakeman, followed by Bradley & Gary White only a further 3 seconds behind them.

Full results are available below:

2019 Winners Ben Griffin/Steve Conner

2019 Winners Ben Griffin/Steve Conner


Welcome to the third 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.

Entries open at 6pm on Wed 27th March. We look forward to your entry.

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.

2017 Test Diagram.


Kemble Targa Rally 2018

2018 Winners Ben Griffin/Steve Connor (Peugeot 106 Rallye) Photo: Mark Summers

2018 Winners Ben Griffin/Steve Connor (Peugeot 106 Rallye) Photo: Mark Summers

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. 


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

2017 Winners: Ben Griffin/Steve Connor (Peugeot 106 Rallye)  Photo:  Jack Flash Photography

2017 Winners: Ben Griffin/Steve Connor (Peugeot 106 Rallye)

Photo: Jack Flash Photography

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.

Previous Winners

2017 - Ben Griffin/Steve Connor (Peugeot 106 Rallye)