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Sundown confirmed as a backup for Albert Park on the supercar calendar | Supercar News – Motorsports

The Supercars have confirmed that they are ready to race in the sundown on the Australian Grand Prix weekend if the season’s opening F1 event doesn’t move forward.

The implementation of the March AGP raises serious questions, and Australia’s strict border controls can be an insurmountable obstacle in the short term.

Work has been done on the concept of the biosphere that you will see Formula 1 teams and drivers working in a tightly controlled bubble, but it seems impossible to avoid entering the country without two weeks of quarantine. Seems to be.

If the expected postponement progresses, there is no need to change the F1 schedule as the supercar is set to host the second round of the 2021 season at Albert Park.

However, it is understood that the supercar booked Sundown in slots from March 18th to 21st as part of last year’s 2021 calendar plan, and has been backed up for a long time.

Although it was not officially confirmed at the time, Sundown was listed as a “flex option” as part of the supercar calendar announcement.

A spokeswoman told Autosport last night that no statement would be issued until official news about the fate of the AGP came out, after which it would include confirmation that the sundown was locked and loaded as needed. The position of the category has been updated.

“If the changes don’t move the AGP forward, we’re ready to race on the Sundown Raceway the same weekend,” read a short statement from the supercar.

Sundown has not hosted supercars since November 2019. The circuit missed last season thanks to the second wave of COVID-19 cases that locked down Melbourne from July to October.

Supercars may also wait for what the new AGP date is and change their own schedule accordingly to decide to keep that location on the coveted undercard of the event.

Of the remaining free dates in the F1 schedule, only November 7th conflicts with the supercar schedule currently occupied by the Auckland Round.

September 19th is during the mid-season break, October 17th is one week after the Bathurst 1000, and November 21st is one week before the end of the season Gold Coast 600.

– Motorsports

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