Auto-racing lockdown-COVID-19 forces delay of Tasmanian Supercars shutdown
MELBOURNE: A COVID-19 outbreak within the state of Queensland, north Australia, has compelled Supercar organizers to postpone the Tasmanian spherical of the motorsport championship.
The Tasmania SuperSprint, which was scheduled for April 10-11 at Symmons Plains, had been pushed again per week after the island state closed its border to vacationers from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.
“In gentle of the present COVID-19 scenario in Brisbane, Supercars has made the precautionary choice to delay the following … Tasmania SuperSprint by per week,” Supercars organizers stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
The Pink Bull Racing group is predicated in Brisbane, whereas two different groups are primarily based within the neighboring Gold Coast area.
Final yr’s Tasmanian spherical of the V8 touring automobile circuit was postponed from April with Australia stranded however by no means postponed.
Greater than two million individuals in Australia’s third largest metropolis Brisbane have been urged to remain at residence till Thursday night as authorities rush to include two separate coronavirus clusters, which have risen to 17 case.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)