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Queensland bubble was too high for a supercar – Motorsports

Supercars planned to host a doubleheader at the Queensland Raceway at the end of next month as part of a significantly revised late-season schedule.

However, as the Queensland border is close to New South Wales and Victoria, which were hit by COVID, the QR Swing is a sport that works effectively from the bubble for at least two weeks to meet entry requirements. Was dependent on.

It was understood that the Bubble Hotel was selected and the plan proceeded before the category decided to cancel the trip to the north. Choose four headers at Sydney Motorsport Park for the end-of-season Bathurst 1000..

This was the second time the proposed trip to QR was canned this season.

Seamer extended this latest decision by stating that the cost of the quarantine bubble for the seven affected teams was the main issue.

Queensland’s Zero COVID policy has been added to the risk of fiscal spending. This means that snap lockdown was a continuous threat and could not guarantee the audience for the event.

That scenario is currently in danger of playing in the National Rugby League. Queensland has recorded four positive cases before hosting the NRL Grand Final this weekend.

Meanwhile, Sydney is expected to be largely unblocked by October thanks to improved vaccination rates, and supercars are expected to pass through the gates of all four SMP events.

“First of all, I wanted to thank [owner] John Tetley and all his teams in QR, “said Seamer.

“This year was outstanding. There were many attempts to reach QR.

“But in the end, the cost of the bubble became so important that we couldn’t move forward.

“There was no guarantee that we could compete after we got over that bubble. [in front of] crowd.

“So if something goes wrong in Queensland, it could have been a significant investment for nought, as we are starting to see, as it is related to the NRL Grand Final.

“That’s why we decided to take the certainty of Sydney Motorsport Park, and that’s because there are so many people in Victoria and New South Wales that have been trapped for a long time. Also note that it gives people maximum freedom. We urge all of them to go to Queensland and ask them to bubble.

“Especially when there is no guarantee that you can hold a crowd.

“That’s how we arrived where we arrived.”

In a statement in response to the supercar announcement, Tetley explained that he suggested using his facility for free to cross the line with QR.

“Even our offer to offer the Queensland Raceway and its facilities for free in favor of supercars wasn’t enough to build up the opportunity to counter cross-border costs,” Tetley said. Is writing.

“This is the third time that the time and effort spent by QR and supercars due to border restrictions has not paid off. It was specially made for supercar racing in collaboration with supercars and QR. It does not prevent you from returning to the track.

“Motorsport brings more value to the community than any other sport in terms of life saved, work provided, technology and skills developed, and has the best green credentials of any sport. ..

“This is why we all overcome these obstacles and continue to provide excitement to thousands of people.”

– Motorsports

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