Total Tara Rally’s 51st edition launched in Windhoek

The 51st edition of the Total Tara Rally was launched in Windhoek on Wednesday night with 30 cars expected to take part in the rally that will be contested over three days.

This year's rally will cover over 702 kilometres starting on Thursday 21 November in Swakopmund and ending on Saturday 23 November in Windhoek.

Speaking during the launch, Windhoek Motor Club (WMC) chairperson, Richard Slamet, who is also organising committee chairperson for the Tara Rally, paid tribute to Anja Lingner who passed on this month on 20 October.

Anja was a great leader that easily found the balance between being stern and being fair. She was set in her ways but still managed to take advice from the rest of the committee and apply it in such a way that made it work best, he said.

Slamet added that Lingner who saved as a chairperson for the Tara Rally for two years will be greatly missed by the Tara committee, the Windhoek Motor Club and by motorsport followers and enthusiasts all over the country.

Her contribution towards rallying has made a great impact and still will for many years to come, he said.

The chairperson of the WMC stated that organising the rally has a lot of hurdles but he is happy all is in place come the race date.

I am happy to see the Tara Rally celebrating its 51 years of existence and this year we will continue to make this rally exciting as we start competing from Swakopmund to Windhoek,

Slamet said at the moment only 13 vehicles have been registered to compete in this year's event but they are still expecting more entries locally and from South African riders.

Source: Namibia Press Agency