Super car racers Shane van Gisbergen and Andre Heimgartner are free to return from New Zealand to Australia under the latest travel regulations between the two countries.
The two New Zealanders were temporarily stuck in their hometown after Australia’s suspension of the cross-Tasman travel bubble in the community COVID-19 incident and after participating in the recent New Zealand Grand Prix.
But today it was announced that the Green Zone has been revived and that the doors for both drivers to return to Australia have been opened earlier this week without quarantine or quarantine requirements.
This pair helped strengthen the NZGP grid, which became the Kiwi All-Star race, as European drivers were unable to travel to New Zealand during the Toyota Racing Series season.
Wangisbergen won the race in a dramatic situation, but Heimgartner left a broken hand after a crash early on the weekend.
An unexpected outage of the travel bubble, announced last Monday and extended Thursday, risks having to go through a two-week compulsory hotel quarantine to return to Australia ahead of the supercar season. was.
If so, Wangisbergen would definitely miss the pre-season test on the Queensland Raceway scheduled for February 12, but Heimgartner would miss the February 16 Winton test. You would have been at risk.
But both had the opportunity to do an opening round-if the pause was still in effect.
The 2021 Supercars Championship will begin on February 26-28 with the Mount Panorama 500.
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