Another two racers have died in a crash at the Targa Tasmania event, after a previous fatal crash yesterday morning.
Today’s crash involved a 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS which hit a tree on Wattle Grove Road, Cygnet, about 6.2 kilometres into the stage at approximately 11:45am. 

Despite efforts of medical and emergency staff, Targa Australia confirmed the driver Leigh Mundy, 68, from Hobart, and co-driver Dennis Neagle, 59, from Withcott, Queensland, died at the scene.

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Another two racers have died in a crash at the Targa Tasmania event, after a previous fatal crash yesterday morning. (Supplied)
The accident comes less than 24 hours after NSW racer Shane Navin died when his 1979 Mazda RX-7 rolled on the Lyell Highway near Double Barrel Creek about 35 kilometres into the race.

Mr Navin’s co-driver Glenn Evans was not injured in yesterday’s crash.

“This has been a devastating few days for the Targa family,” Targa Australia CEO, Mark Perry said.

“Today our thoughts and deepest condolences go to Leigh and Dennis’ family and friends.

“Both loved Targa and we knew them so well, which makes their passing so difficult for everyone in our community.

“They will be sorely missed by us all.”

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Driver Shane Navin was killed when his car rolled yesterday. (Supplied)
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This is the third death in 24 hours and fifth in 29 years for the Targa Australia event (Supplied)

Today was the final day of the Targa Tasmania race.

Targa Australia said after today’s accident, the stages were downgraded “to touring only and competitors returned to the finish at PW1 in Hobart”.

The next of kin have been notified of today’s tragic events.

A report will now be made by the coroner.



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