Supercars schedule in chaos amid Victorian lockdown

Supercars has been forced to postpone this weekend’s round of the championship, scheduled for Winton in northern Victoria.

It comes as Victoria records another 12 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the latest outbreak to 26, and triggering a seven-day lockdown.

The event is likely to be rescheduled for the gap between the Townsville round in early July and the Sydney SuperNight in late August.

“Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club have this morning confirmed this weekend’s planned staging of the Winton SuperSprint will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID situation in Victoria,” Supercars said in a statement.

“The proposed new event dates will be 31 July-1 August 2021. This will be confirmed within the next seven days.

“While regrettable, today’s decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all Supercars fans, staff and teams.

“Ticket holders for this weekend’s event can either collect a full refund or hold on to their tickets for the Winton SuperSprint to run on the new dates.

“Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club will continue to ensure that all events are compliant with appropriate State, Territory and Federal regulations.”

Holden’s Shane van Gisbergen holds a 190 point lead in the championship over teammate Jamie Whincup.

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