Supercars management is working on plans that will see the series return to TV-only events once Australian border restrictions are relaxed.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that the championship will be paused until at least June, with events in Tasmania, New Zealand and Perth being postponed.
Supercars have reaffirmed fans that organisers are continuing to deliberate over possible alternatives to ensure a full 14 round season is completed.
Speaking on The Loud Pedal podcast, Supercars CEO Sean Seamer confirmed that the championship is working on a plan that will see team and event personnel numbers reduced to allow TV-only races to go ahead.
“The big thing we’re doing to get [drivers] out on track, is we’re spending a lot of time to assess what our minimum viable product is,” he said.
“Unlike a lot of other sports, we’ve got quite a lot of people to be able to execute our races. If you look at current team sizes, the number of guys working on each car, the TV crew, the officials, the security – just that basic fundamental group pushes us up over 500.
“The team is working really hard to get that number down, so even when we’re dealing with a situation where only 500 people are allowed in one place at one time for an outdoor gathering, but we’re able to cross borders, then we can get going with a TV-only product as soon as possible.”
As originally reported by Motorsport.com, it is understood that measures being considered by Supercars include shortening race weekends, ditching pitstops to reduce team staffing numbers, and having elements of race control and TV production off-site.
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is currently scheduled to return on June 5 with the Winton Super400.