Photo: Supercars

Supercars Winton test delayed as Victoria sent into lockdown

UPDATED: Winton test day has been postponed to February 19 for Victorian Supercars teams.

Supercars has announced its planned test day at Winton Raceway on Tuesday will be postponed due to the Victorian Government sending the state into lockdown amidst another COVID-19 outbreak.

Originally scheduled for the 16th of February at Winton, located in rural Victoria, the test will now take place at another date as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today announced a five-day hard lockdown from midnight tonight.

Though the four Queensland teams of Dick Johnson Racing, Triple Eight, Matt Stone Racing and Team Sydney have been able to test at Queensland Raceway today, the remaining teams in the championship were waiting for their day next week and will now have to wait longer to get in their official pre-season test days.

A Supercars announcement said that plans have not yet been made to relocate the day in the calendar.

“Due to the recently announced five day, state-wide lockdown in Victoria, Supercars will reschedule the planned test day in Winton to a later date.

“Further information will be provided once arrangements have been made.”

The season officially kicks off on February 26-28 at Bathurst for the Mt Panorama 500, leaving the Victorian teams only two weeks to squeeze in a test day.