March 18, 2020 | General


THE second round of the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters Series has been postponed.

Due to be held next weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park Motorsport Australia together with the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (ARDC) operators of SMSP and Australian Racing Group (ARG) has postponed the round due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

A new date will be announced in due course with Motorsport Australia and ARDC to work closely together to find a suitable option for all categories to complete a round at the Sydney venue.

A statement from TCM promoter Australian Racing Group detailed the decision issued to competitors today.

“ARG extensively explored many varying optons to deliver a high quality event in the current environment and the ability to operate in a safe and operationally feasible manner underpinned this analysis.

“When balancing all op:ons with the health and safety of all teams and partners at the forefront of our mind we decided the only option was to postpone the opening events.”

The next round of the 2020 Touring Car Masters Series is curently planned for the Truck Assist Winton Super400 event in Victoria on the June 5-7 long weekend.

This event was announced by the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship earlier today as the next scheduled event on their calendar following the postponement of events in Tasmania New Zealand and Perth.