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Supercars “assessing all options” over Winton round

Supercars has said it is “assessing all options” in regards to the upcoming event at Winton Raceway amidst the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

The Victoria circuit is set to host the second round since the season restarted on the weekend of 18-19 July, but questions have been raised about the viability of the event after Queensland announced that it would lift its hard border to all other states with the exception of Victoria.

A number of teams on the grid would be required to cross that closed border between Queensland and Victoria in order to attend the race – including leading outfits DJR Team Penske and Triple Eight.

“We are aware of this afternoon’s announcement from the Queensland Government,” a statement from Supercars said.

“At this early stage, we are assessing all options regarding the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint and will advise in due course.

“We will continue to prioritise above all else the safety and wellbeing of our people, teams, drivers and officials.”

News that the Winton round could be in doubt comes after the announcement that the event in Darwin will become the first this season to permit fans to attend.