The fate of the forthcoming Motorsport Australia Championships round in Sydney will be decided tomorrow, with the weekend under threat of cancellation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
State and federal government rulings on mass gatherings threaten to curtail the meeting scheduled for March 27-29 at Sydney Motorsport Park, which is set to include the TCR Australia, S5000 and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge championships.
Motorsport Australia is seeking clarification on whether the 500-person limit includes operating staff and officials.
According to Motorsport.com, Motorsport Australia staff will meet tomorrow to make a final decision on whether the event is to go ahead as planned, to be postponed, or cancelled.
TCR Australia and S5000 promoter, Australian Racing Group released a statement yesterday regarding the situation.
“Australian Racing Group (ARG) will be guided by Motorsport Australia (as the governing motorsport body) and other regulatory bodies coupled with our own risk assessments in any determination as to when and where it is regarded as safe and operationally feasible to race,” read an ARG statement.
“In the interim we would ask that you please be patient, understand that updated information comes to hand daily if not hourly and the reality is that as a result the decision-making process remains fluid.”
Both TCR Australia and S5000 were already impacted by the pandemic with the Australian Grand Prix season-opener being cancelled, with the S5000 category losing its opening championship round.