New Australian domestic travel restrictions have put the forthcoming Winton Supercars round under threat with the series coming out saying they “assessing all options” concerning the future of the event.
Queensland, where DJR Team Penske, Triple Eight RBR and Matt Stone are based out of, has announced it will open its state borders to everywhere except Victoria.
Those that do opt to cross the border are mandated to sign a declaration stating they have not visited Victoria in the past 14 days with a $4000 fine for anyone caught to be fabricating a fake document.
The new measures will be introduced from midnight July 10 which has cast fresh doubt over the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint which is slated for July 18-19.
“We are aware of this afternoon’s announcement from the Queensland Government,” a Supercars spokesperson said.
“At this early stage, we are assessing all options regarding the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint and will advise in due course.
“We will continue to prioritise above all else the safety and wellbeing of our people, teams, drivers and officials.”
Further information is expected to be announced tomorrow.
A spike in Covid-19 cases and confirmed community transmission orders has seen Victoria re-implement stay at home orders with ten inner-state communities placed back under strict lockdown restrictions.
The state confirmed 75 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, its fourth-highest daily total since the pandemic began earlier this year.
Should Queensland extend its ban on Victorian travellers, there is also the risk the Melbourne-based teams will be unable to compete at Townsville in August.
The Northern Territory has outlined its intentions to open its borders on July 17 with the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown confirmed to be open to a limited number of spectators.