Victorian team personnel and drivers are being applauded by competitors, commentators and abroad following their fast action yesterday to temporarily relocate interstate.
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Within hours of the border closure announcement made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the five Victorian teams - Kelly Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, Erebus Motorsport, Tickford Racing and Team 18 - were all on the road heading north, fast tracking their travel dates to ensure their availability for next week’s Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint.
Until that time, the team garages at Sydney Motorsport Park will be opened for use for teams.
Not all Victorian teams will head straight to the circuit; Rick Kelly posted on Instagram that his KR team featuring the Castrol and NED Mustangs headed to Mildura and will be based on the Kelly family farm before heading to Sydney closer to the event.
Andre Heimgartner posted an Instagram story from the team bus which was loaded with supplies including pillows, food and drink.
The BP Ultimate page posted a comment to Kelly Racing saying: “Massive kudos for the effort you are all putting in to keep the series going.”