Targa Tasmania has become the latest sporting victim of the coronavirus crisis, with organsiers cancelling the 2020 edition of the iconic tarmac rally.
"After careful consideration for the health and welfare of everyone involved in Targa Tasmania, but more importantly, the 500,000 plus people who call Tasmania home, we announce the cancellation of this year's Targa Tasmania, which was due to be held from 27th April to 2nd May,'' organisers said in a statement on Wednesday morning.
"Given the uniqueness of Targa, an event which visits all corners of the island, we felt that the health risk to the Tasmanian community of conducting our iconic rally was simply too great based on sound advice from a number of experts.
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The decision came after the state's round of Supercars, which was scheduled for early April, was postponed earlier on Wednesday.