Sydney Motorsport Park is primed to stage a second successive Supercars round with the forthcoming Winton SuperSprint reportedly set to be shelved.
New legislation enforced by the Queensland Government which restricts the travel into and out of Victoria has cast fresh doubt on whether Supercars will decide to run its next event at the Melbourne venue.
Travellers wishing to enter Queensland from Victoria will be forced to undergo a fortnight’s of managed-isolation period at their own expense.
The vast majority of teams are based out of Melbourne, however, Matt Stone Racing, DJR Team Penske and Triple Eight all operate out of Queensland.
The development comes as news that the support categories originally slated for the Winton round have been told the event has been postponed.
An official confirmation of a switch from Winton to Sydney Motorsport Park is expected to be announced tomorrow following a commission meeting that went ahead today.
Should SMP be selected to replace Winton for the next round it would make the New South Wales venue stage a record-breaking three separate rounds in one season with the circuit set to host the season-finale under lights in December.
Whether Winton will be postponed or cancelled indefinitely remains under wraps with the series coy to reveal any details concerning what was discussed the commission meeting.
Yesterday, a Supercars spokesperson admitted the series is “assessing all options” though what exactly that means in terms of the future running of the event is unknown.
As it stands the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint remains scheduled to take place on July 18-19.