The Dunlop Super2 and recently rebranded Super3 categories are set to contest their next round of the 2020 championship at Sydney Motorsport Park after a flurry of Victorian-based Supercars teams were forced to relocate due to the impending border closures.
Kelly Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, Erebus Motorsport, Tickford Racing and Team 18 all confirmed they had temporarily moved their operations from Victoria to SMP to allow them to compete in next weekend’s Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint.
Now, according to news outlet AutoAction – many Super2 and Super3 outfits have also hastily put together plans to relocate themselves outside of Victorian prior to the border restrictions, affirming that the support class does intend to race alongside Supercars on the race programme on July 18-19.
The two grids were set to merge and race together at Winton, with the Porsche Carrera Cup and Australian Toyota 86 also slated to appear on the schedule.
However, the round was moved last week as Victoria began to tackle a second wave of COVID-19, compelling the State Government to detain its population from travelling outside the state for fear of spreading the pandemic.
Victoria recorded 127 new cases yesterday in the highest daily total since the outbreak began in March.
While Supercars have been very focused on ensuring all 24 main-game entries will be present at SMP it is yet to confirm whether the previously confirmed support classes would follow suit. But the news of team’s temporarily establishing new bases outside Victoria does suggest the series’ will host the support classes initially set for Winton.
A full confirmation is expected to be made by Supercars over the coming days.
It has been over five months since the Super2 grid last hit the track with Brodie Kostecki heading the point standings over Thomas Randle after claiming two wins at Adelaide in what remains the series’ sole round to date.