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Race Director Tim Schenken has not joined the many Melbourne-based Supercars personnel in travelling to NSW before the state border’s closure last night.
While Supercars and Dunlop Super2 drivers and teams rushed to make the midnight cut-off to ensure their availability for the July 18-19 Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint, Schenken did not.
“Tim Schenken has remained in Melbourne, but may still be able to attend the event subject to government approval,” read a Motorsport Australia statement supplied to Supercars.com.
“Two Melbourne-based Motorsport Australia officials flew to Sydney yesterday afternoon, including Deputy Race Director James Taylor.
“There is still more than a week until the event takes place so we will continue to work with Supercars on our presence at the event.
“Also, it’s important to note that while our head office is based in Melbourne, there are experienced and qualified staff located around the country who will be able to assist where required.
“We will also utilise stewards for the event based in states other than Victoria.
“There are many hard-working volunteer officials that will be part of the event, as they did for the last round in Sydney and we are very grateful for their efforts as well.
“Without them, we couldn’t go racing.”
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