Gold Coast season finale cancelled

The Supercars Championship organisation has confirmed that the Gold Coast 500 season finale has been cancelled due to the “safety and logistic concern” related to the COVID pandemic.

“Given the evolving and unpredictable COVID situation, it has become increasingly challenging to stage a complex multi-faceted event on the streets of Surfers Paradise for tens of thousands of spectators this year,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

“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.

“We thank the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast and Major Events Gold Coast for their ongoing support.

“We fully intend to return to the Surfers Paradise street circuit in 2022 and we are confident that everything is headed in the right direction for us to do so in spectacular style.”

Supercars announced last week that the Phillip Island round will be cancelled as well and new plans for the final five events will be announced “this week”.