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Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania

News just in Saturday 24th April. One of our MR2 enthusiasts has been killed in the final stages of the Targa Tasmania 2021.
Dennis Neagle, 59, of Withcott, Queensland, was the co-driver. Denis was a dearly loved member of the Queensland MR2 club and was the president for several years. I have very fond memories of Dennis, during our MR2 Nationals in Tasmania in 2013. Denis wouldn't sail on the Spirit of Tasmania so flew, from Launceston to Melbourne while his lovely white SW 20 was driven by his partner, onto the Spirit. Denis was originally from New Zealand and came to Australia to drive in rallies, mainly Targa Tasmania.
He died doing what he loved.
The driver was Leigh Mundy, 68, of Hobart. They were competing in a green 2019 Porsche 911. GT3 RS
 
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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2021/04/24 22:41:41 (permalink)
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    They don't call Porsche 911's "Widow Makers" for nothing. Top speed 320Kmph 0 to 100 Km in 3.4 seconds 375 Kw power (513 BHP)/510PS weight 1430 Kg 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK (with PDK transmission top speed 318 Kmph) Car sales has several listed between $355 K and $390 K
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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2021/05/02 19:18:42 (permalink)
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    Very sad. 😢

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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2021/09/16 23:22:54 (permalink)
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    A report into three deaths during the Targa Tasmania rally earlier this year has made sweeping recommendations that the authors concede will add significant costs to the race.
    Three drivers — Leigh Mundy, Dennis Neagle and Shane Navin — died in two separate incidents in Tasmania's west and south during the rally in April.
    On Thursday, Motorsport Australia containing 23 recommendations, including avoiding roads where speeds of 200 kilometres per hour or more could be achieved.
    "Speeds in future will only increase as car design improves and unless action is taken, it is sadly only a matter or time before further injuries and deaths occur," the report said.
    The report recommends changing up the event's routes, saying the "familiarity with running essentially the same route each year encourages complacency and less desire to perform reconnaissance", where competitors would inspect the track.
    It noted Targa Tasmania's submission that prior to this year's race some competitors were unable to enter Tasmania prior to the race to undertake reconnaissance, due to COVID-19 border restrictions.
    "If border restrictions prevent crews in the unrestricted competition field from undertaking reconnaissance, the tribunal is of the view the event should be deferred until they can do so," the report authors recommended.
    Veteran driver Shane Navin died on day five of the six-day tarmac rally after he lost control of his car on a bend during a stage of the rally on Tasmania's west coast.
    On the final day, Mr Mundy and Mr Neagle were killed when their car veered off the road near Cygnet, south of Hobart.
    After the crashes, Greg Crick, who won the inaugural Targa Tasmania event in 1992, said the open speed limits should be examined and ultimately reduced before more lives were lost in the event.
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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2021/09/16 23:25:18 (permalink)
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    Targa Tasmania rally to return in March

    After the report's release, Targa Australia chief executive Mark Perry expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the three competitors.
    "It is a loss still felt by everyone at Targa and that is why we welcomed the appointment of the tribunal by Motorsport Australia and greatly appreciate the effort that has gone into its report," he said.
    He said competitor safety should be a priority for all involved in the sport.
    "Targa Australia will now work with Motorsport Australia to implement all 23 recommendations from the Tribunal," Mr Perry said.
    He said Targa Australia remained committed to holding its 30th Targa Tasmania event in March next year.
    "It is an event with wonderful history and together we will work to ensure its ongoing success for decades to come," he said.
    "Some of the recommendations fall to us to implement, while others fall to Motorsport Australia as the controlling body. We will work together to have them implemented for Targa Tasmania in 2022."
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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2022/04/27 22:03:04 (permalink)
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    A year after we lost Dennis, another Brisbane-based driver died in a crash in Targa Tasmania.
    A 59-year-old Brisbane driver died when he and his wife crashed over a steep embankment on Olivers Road, Mount Roland, with their car coming to a stop against a tree 20 metres down. The woman, also 59, received non-life-threatening injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. She has been taken to Launceston General Hospital for observation overnight. No names have been released. Police Inspector Darren Hopkins said the crash was in a "very remote location" in northern Tasmania, and officials were using a crane to recover the car."We've got absolutely no idea at this point as to what caused the crash," he said.
     
    The pair were experienced racers and the course would have been very familiar to them.

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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2022/04/27 22:11:03 (permalink)
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    Safety changes after 2021 deathsThe death comes a year after competitor Shane Navin died when his car crashed on a wet road at Mount Arrowsmith near Strahan.
     
    The next day, Leigh Mundy and his co-driver Dennis Neagle were killed when their car hit a dip in the road and crashed into trees at Cygnet, in southern Tasmania.Motorsports Australia investigated the deaths and handed down 23 recommendations, including changes to race routes, reducing speeds on some sections of the course, and reviewing telecommunications capacity.Mr. Perry said Wednesday evening's crash had not happened in a reduced speed zone.A meet and greet in Launceston for competitors at the end of today's racing was cancelled after the crash.About 500 cars are taking part in this year's event — a record field to mark the race's 30th year.The six-day tarmac rally is set to finish in Hobart on Sunday.
    Leigh Mundy, Dennis Neagle and Shane Navin died in two separate incidents during the rally last year.

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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2022/04/28 18:09:50 (permalink)
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    Re: Very sad news a much loved MR2 enthusiest was killed in Targa Tasmania 2022/04/28 23:42:10 (permalink)
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    The Brisbane man who died in the accident racing in Targa Tasmania was Tony Seymour 59, a long-time fanatic of the game. His wife Sandra who was the navigator is uninjured. He was driving his lime green 2013 Lotus Exige. His car came to a stop against a tree down an embankment.
     "The Seymours have been regular visitors to the podium in previous events, highlighted by a third-place finish in GT Sports Trophy at TARGA Tasmania in 2019."





     

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