For the second time in as many days, the Australian motorsport world is mourning as a double fatality mares the final day of the Targa Tasmania

Yesterday, gentleman driver and veteran Shane Navin died after a serious crash on the course. It was only the third fatality in the 30-year history of the event. Unfortunately today, that number increased to five as two drivers died in what is believed to be two separate crashes.

The names of those involved have not yet been released, but a statement from authorities confirmed the accident.

“Targa Australia can confirm that there has been a double fatality after a crash on the Cygnet stage of TARGA Tasmania at around 11:45am.”

“The stages were downgraded at 12:17pm to touring only and competitors returned to the finish at PW1 in Hobart.”

“Next of kin are still to be advised. Further details will be provided when available.”

Once again, ASN Motorsports extends its condolences to the friends and family of those involved.

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