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Mazda has got full-team coverage of this year's Targa Tasmania, running from April 17 through April 22. The five daylong rally includes a prologue that has already made its way around the Tasmanian village of Georgetown and establishes the order in which the competitors will compete in the coming stages.
The automaker is campaigning both a MazdaSpeed6 and an MS3 in the event, and is publishing updates on its website, including driver diaries, as well as providing videos on YouTube. The two vehicles have been prepped for the Modern Competition Showroom category, which aside from some safety equipment and new livery, means that the two entrants are identical to the vehicles that you can purchase at your local dealer.
Forty-two stages make up the 276-mile rally, winding its way though dozens of towns, beginning in Launceston and completing in Hobart. Three different classes make up the Targa Tasmania: the aforementioned Modern class, as well as the Classic group and a Rookie Rally category that only runs the first three days.
More information can be found at Mazda's Australian site and we've put together a gallery of both of Mazda's entrants.
Thanks to John for the tip!