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Porsche Carrera Cup Australia points leader Cameron Hill and his race car have undertaken a desperate dash from their ACT base to Queensland ahead of the scheduled third round of the series at Townsville on 9-11 July.
The recent escalation in COVID-19 cases has seen multiple lockdowns and state border closures, necessitating the team’s frantic relocation.
After travelling north through inland New South Wales, Hill and his father, Colin, are currently located just north of the Queensland-New South Wales border in the regional town of Goondiwindi.
“With Sydney in lockdown and borders closing everywhere, we decided we needed to get ourselves to Queensland at the earliest opportunity,” Hill said.
“Had we stayed in the ACT any longer, there was a high risk we wouldn’t have been able to enter Queensland and I would have missed the Townsville round, which would have been disastrous for my title campaign.
“It’s not a cheap exercise, as we have to accommodate ourselves for an extended period – it shows how determined we are to win this championship.
“It’s just dad and myself on the road at the moment; hopefully the rest of our ACT-based crew are able to join us but in a worst-case scenario, the two of us could run the car.”
The original plan had been for Hill’s team to continue their northward journey; However, today’s announcement of a lockdown in Townsville has necessitated a change in strategy.
“We’re just sitting tight in Goondiwindi for now and seeing what happens,” Hill said.
“Hopefully the situation in Townsville will settle down and the lockdown will end, as scheduled, by the end of this week.
“We’re all desperate to get back on the track, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed the round can go ahead as planned.”
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