Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event about to enter its 26th Event. This is a tarmac rally that travels over 2000kms with over 40 competitive stages on closed roads for the true motoring enthusiast, catering for up to 300 selected cars approved by invitation.
Exactly a year ago, the best known Kiwi tarmac rally team, Team ENZED Abarth, received some life-changing news.
"I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer" said team owner Mike Lowe "but thankfully due to my regular blood tests for PSA, it was discovered early. This allowed for immediate intervention and now I can happily say I am cancer-free."
Lowe is now an advocate of promoting the importance of regular PSA tests for all men from at least age 50.
"Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women, yet most bloke's awareness of the disease is poor." says Lowe. "As husbands, fathers and sons we owe it to our families to get regular simple PSA tests done….it can save your life."
Team ENZED Abarth has competed for over 22 years in tarmac rallies in NZ, never missing a Targa NZ event until last year.
Lowe has volunteered as the event ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and will be advocating to the predominantly male Targa competitors to "Get Checked".
"As competitors we regularly check our car's oil, tyres and so forth. It is logical therefore that we should also check ourselves"
Team ENZED Abarth are running their works-built Fiat Abarth 500 Assetto Corse Rallye. The car is unique in the Southern Hemisphere, one of only 49 built by the Abarth factory in Turin.
For further details on Team ENZED Abarth, please contact Mike Lowe on 0409 895 945.
For more information about Targa Tasmania visit targa.com.au