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Supercars have delayed the Tasmanian SuperSprint by a week in light of the COVID travel restirctions in Queensland.
Critically, the Tasmanian border has been closed to those who have visited affected local government areas in Queensland.
Supercars confirmed the event postponement in a statement for media.
In the statement, Supercars says staff and race teams will comply with all applicable government regulations.
“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,” the statement reads.
“The event will now be held across the weekend of 17-18 April. All tickets already purchased for the event will remain valid and will be 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.”
Tasmania has declared Greater Brisbane an official high-risk area, after the Queensland Government put five local government areas into lockdown due to local transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Arrivals to Tasmania from those hotspot areas from the Queensland capital would have to observe up to 14 days of quarantine.
The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to Symmons Plains for the first time since 2019.
Updated: 11.23am QLD time
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