Motorsport Australia has announced that the third round of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships set to be held from Winton Raceway has been postponed.
The development comes after the season-opening round from Sydney Motorsport Park was delayed earlier this year, while the Bathurst 6-hour round was moved to November.
Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships Director Michael Smith has said that a revised calendar will be released shortly, with the aim of including as many rounds as possible.
The postponement of the Winton round makes the event from The Bend slated for 12-14 June set to open the series.
“It is certainly very obvious that motorsport is in a holding pattern given the restrictions in place around the country,” Smith said.
“The safety and health of everyone involved in the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships is obviously our priority – and that includes everyone who attends events – whether as spectators, as officials or those on track and in pit lane helping us to deliver a world class show.
“As such, we’re now working very hard behind the scenes to have several calendar options in place so we are ready to go, we have a schedule that will allow us to get back on track as soon as is possible, and as regularly as is possible.
“I’d like to thank the many circuit operators for their co-operation as well. It’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle as we try to fit all the pieces together, but we’re hopeful we will be able to put on some quality racing in the latter half of 2020.
“Right now, we can’t exactly say when the first event will be held given the uncertainty around the ongoing lockdowns and travel bans, or also if events will be able to be open to spectators, but we will work closely with all our categories and partners, as well as local, state and federal governments to ensure a suitable and safe outcome for our 2020 season.”