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Supercars can confirm that this year’s Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 will not take place, due to ongoing safety and logistic concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event, on the streets of Surfers Paradise had been scheduled as the final round of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship to run over 3-5 December.
CEO Sean Seamer said the decision has been made prior to construction work beginning on the circuit, which was due to begin in coming weeks.
“Given the evolving and unpredictable COVID situation, it has become increasingly challenging to stage a complex multi-faceted event on the streets of Surfers Paradise for tens of thousands of spectators this year,” Seamer said.
“We understand that our fans were looking forward to the season finale on the Gold Coast. To cancel the event for a second year is an incredibly difficult decision, but a necessary one.
“We thank the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast and Major Events Gold Coast for their ongoing support.
“We fully intend to return to the Surfers Paradise street circuit in 2022 and we are confident that everything is headed in the right direction for us to do so in spectacular style.”
Boost Mobile Founder Peter Adderton said: “Boost Mobile is committed in supporting motorsport and the fans in Australia.
“It is important for both Supercars and Boost Mobile to hold the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 when fans can come and enjoy what a great event it is. Unfortunately, that’s not the case this year.
“In saying that, the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 will be back bigger and better in 2022 and for 2021 we will continue our ongoing support for a number of drivers and teams.
“We look forward to seeing them battle on track for the remainder of the 2021 season.”
Supercars will continue to work on plans for the final five events of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, with details to be announced this week.
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