Supercars officials have confirmed that this weekend’s scheduled event at Winton Raceway has been postponed due to Victoria’s latest Covid-19 outbreak, with the event now proposed to take place on July 31–August 1 — although this is still to be formally decided upon.
“Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club have this morning confirmed this weekend’s planned staging of the Winton SuperSprint will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID situation in Victoria,” a Supercars statement read.
“The proposed new event dates will be 31 July-1 August 2021. This will be confirmed within the next seven days. While regrettable, today’s decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all Supercars fans, staff and teams.
“Ticket holders for this weekend’s event can either collect a full refund or hold on to their tickets for the Winton SuperSprint to run on the new dates. Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club will continue to ensure that all events are compliant with appropriate State, Territory and Federal regulations.”
Earlier today it was announced that Victoria had 12 new cases of Covid-19. While it hasn’t been announced that the state will be entering lockdown, it’s widely tipped that an announcement will come later today.
According to reports, support classes currently at the Winton venue are packing up. Supercars teams were reportedly notified of the postponement earlier today.
Super2, Super3, V8 SuperUtes, the Australian Toyota 86 Series, Hyundai Excel single-make series, and the local prototype class were all scheduled to run alongside the Supercars this weekend.