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Morgan Park Raceway round cancelled due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks

The TCR Australia round at Morgan Park Raceway, originally scheduled for 13-15 August, has been cancelled due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Melbourne and Sydney.

“We have an obligation to look after the wellbeing of all stakeholders as well as put on events that are fair to all competitors who are part of our national series and championships,” said Michael Smith, Motorsport Australia director.

“Given the complexities in preparing for an event like the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, and potential travel restrictions limiting the participation for many, a decision has been made early for the benefit of our competitors, officials, suppliers and of course the loyal motorsport fans.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the event to date, including our commercial and government partners.”

The next TCR Australia round will instead take place at Sandown Raceway on September 17-19.

The series organiser has confirmed that additional rounds for the 2021 season are being explored, with further information to be confirmed “in the coming weeks and months”.