Statement following advice provided to Supercars teams
Repco Supercars Championship
In response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation in Victoria, Supercars has informed teams to prepare to leave for NSW to enable entry into the Northern Territory.
Victoria has been in a seven-day lockdown from 11:59pm Thursday, with the Winton SuperSprint, which was scheduled to take place this weekend, postponed to later in the year.
The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown is now set to host the fifth round of the season across June 18-20.
Team personnel would need to be in NSW from next Wednesday (June 2) at midnight in order for 14 days to elapse before entry into the Northern Territory. Personnel who want to bring partners will be able to.
Supercars has informed teams to prepare for the earliest requirement, even if the Victorian situation may continue to improve before and after Wednesday.
Considering the current trajectory in Victoria and recent history of circuit-breaker lockdowns, the plan will be short term.
Should things improve in Victoria, teams would be able to go back home and leave for Darwin as planned.
Due to the nature and location of the current COVID restrictions, this advice applies to only the Victorian teams at this time.