The Australian Racing Group are targeting a return to racing in July as the Covid-19 restrictions begin to abate across Australia.
ARG run the country’s second-tier categories of motorsport that make up the Motorsport Australia Championships – namely TCR, Touring Car Masters, S5000 and TA2.
As reported by AutoAction.com, the Australian Federal Government are now set to approve the lifting of the nationwide ban on sporting activities which would pave a way for ARG to resume racing within the next few months.
“It’s now looking like there’s scope to move towards a calendar, in our estimation, starting in July or August,” ARG CEO Matt Braid told AutoAction.com.
“There are positive signs the COVID-19 fog is starting to clear and we’re starting to see a way out.
“We’re working hand-in-hand with Motorsport Australia to work with governments on when it will be logical to go racing again.”
Already the likes of the NRL have begun to return training with the resumption of a condensed season slated to begin later this month, while the Hyundai A-League has also mooted plans to follow a similar model.
It is a positive sign for Australian Motorsport which could see itself return to the track much sooner than once anticipated.
However, any motor racing related activity across the coming months will be strictly held behind close doors as the mass gathering ban of 500 people looks set to continue past a resumption date.
Braid also stressed that a fully confirmed revision of a new racing calendar will not be hurried.
“We [are] on the side of caution about when we’ll start talking about dates so that we can actually confirm a calendar rather than trying to rush back and possibly having to reschedule again.”
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