The upcoming Tasmania SuperSprint Supercars round has been postponed a week following a clampdown on domestic travel between states in Australia.
The race, which was scheduled to be held on April 10-11, will now proceed on April 17-18.
The news comes following a breakout of Covid-19 clusters in the Brisbane region, prompting other states to declare these areas as hotspots.
Consequently, travellers from these hotspots will have to spend 14 days in managed isolation.
These restrictions would have made it nearly impossible for teams based in Brisbane and Queensland to travel to Tasmania without running into quarantine implications.
All three teams based in Queensland have made the dash to New South Wales today.
“In light of the current COVID-19 situation in Brisbane, Supercars has made the precautionary decision to delay the upcoming Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint by one week,” read a statement issued by Supercars.
“The event will now be held across the weekend of 17-18 April. All tickets already purchased for the event will remain valid and moved to the new event dates.
“As has been the case since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Supercars staff and race teams will comply with all applicable government regulations in travelling to and staging the event.
“Supercars thanks all fans for their ongoing patience and apologises for any inconvenience caused.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to a safe event in Tasmania in the coming weeks.”
It is still unsure whether these Queensland-based teams will return home following Tasmania or not.
The fourth round of the championship remains set to held at The Bend on May 8-9.