CM – Supercars Cancellations: Gold Coast 500 and Phillip Island – Department of Sports


upercars has announced the cancellation of both the Gold Coast 500 and Supercars championship races at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit due to COVID-19.

The Gold Coast 500 should take place from December 3rd to 5th and the last one Round of the championship in 2021 while the event on Phillip Island was planned by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) to replace the canceled Australian Motorcycle Grand prize on site.

Regarding the cancellation of the Gold Coast 500, Sean Seamer said, Supercars CEO: « Given the evolving and unpredictable COVID situation, it is becoming increasingly difficult to host a complex, multi-faceted event on the streets of Surfers Paradise for tens of thousands of spectators every year. »

« 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.

 » Thank you en the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast and Major Events Gold Coast for their continued support. that everything is going in the right direction to do this in a spectacular way, « said Seamer.

After the decision, Supercars is expected to end its season with a New South Wales triple header, with two events at Sydney Motorsport Park and the Six-day Super Bathurst event, which combines the Bathurst 1000 with the Bathurst International.

On the occasion of the cancellation of the SuperSprint on Phillip Island, AGPC CEO Andrew Westacott said: “AGPC wants the Victorian Government, the Supercars, the Australian Superbike Championship, the Porsche Carrera Cup, the Bass Coast Shire Council and the associated tourism and business groups for their support during the V Event creation and planning phase in the last few weeks. « 

 » Our appreciation goes to Motorsport Australia, Motorcycling Australia and the numerous motorsport fans who have supported this new event concept, « said Westacott.

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