Targa Bambina 2016 rolls into Franklin

Targa 2015 winners Glenn Inkster from Patumahoe and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8)celebrating their second event victory in as many years. Photo: Fast Company/ProShotz

Targa 2015 winners Glenn Inkster from Patumahoe and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8)celebrating their second event victory in as many years. Photo: Fast Company/ProShotz

Mark your calendars – Targa Bambina 2016 is being held in Franklin from the March 5-6, 2016

Targa Bambina is the perfect event for those with busy schedules as the format means little time away from the office or family. This two day weekend event is located just out of Auckland with a central service park.
This is a fabulous event to start the 2016 Targa Series.
Winning last year’s Targa Bambina which finished in Rotorua were Glen Inkster from Patumahoe and Spencer Winn from Auckland in their Ecolight Mistubishi Evo 8. The country’s top tarmac motor rally duo also won the 20th annual Targa New Zealand event in the South Island in November last year.
But engine problems meant they failed to finish the inaugural threeday Targa North Island event from Auckland to Whitianga and on to Rotorua earlier in the year.
The first leg starts at 9am from Franklin A&P Showgrounds, Pukekohe.
Seven Special Stages totaling 73km (144km touring). Service Stops at Pukekohe.
Leg three – The First Competition Car Starts at 8:30am from Franklin A&P Showgrounds, Pukekohe.
There are six Special Stages totaling 95km (200km touring). Service Stops at Pukekohe. First Competition Car finishes at 3:20pm at Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall, Massey Avenue, Pukekohe.
Targa NZ is a road race series in which competitors compile points over each race leg, to arrive at a series champion. These legs are held at two or three times per year, and are typically Targa Bambina, Targa Rotorua and Targa New Zealand.
Each event is held in a region within a few hours commute to Auckland, and runs between two and five days, requiring a time commitment by competitor and service crew time of between three and nine days to attend each event.

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