Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
TOTAL Tara Rally launched with a new twist
Total Namibia announced at a function held earlier this week, that it will once again sponsor the Total Tara Rally, which is now in its 47th edition.
The rally will take place from 19 to 21 November and will cover various challenging routes in and out of Windhoek.
According to Total’s Sales and Marketing manager, Morne Gerber, unlike previous years where the prize giving ceremony was a formal affair, this year the spectators are welcome to join in the celebrations.
“Total decided that it should follow the style of the international competition where the winners are recognized on the podium with the proverbial champagne spraying. There will be a marquee with food stalls and refreshments as well as a band providing musical entertainment,” he added.
For the actual event itself, which starts on 19 November, the Total Tara rally will kick-off at 19h00 at SKW with four night stages in Windhoek. The ever popular Stadium Stage will be the first and fourth stages.
On 20 November the rally will move to Okahandja, starting at 08h00 with eight stages until 17h00, before returning to the Tony rust Race track for the Super special stage at 18h30. On the last day, 21 November, the competitors will travel about 50 kilometres south to complete three stages before returning to Windhoek for the final three stages. The first cars are expected to clock into the final Parc ferme by 16h00.
Meanwhile, the Windhoek Motor Club, which will be responsible for the logistics of the rally said, by way of their Chairman, Christian Liebenberg, “as we all know the economy is taking strain, but we are happy that several other sponsors have come on board and our thanks go to the Windhoek Country Club, Cymot Windhoek, Satcom, Chubb Fire, Battery centre, IS freight services, radio Kosmos and OneFm.”
“This year promises to be bigger and better and there is plenty of fun for the whole family,” he added.
At the event the Total TARA Rally team 2015 of Wiro Dippenar (driver) and Riaan van Der Westhuizein were in attendance to answer any related questions.