Following the increasing restrictions and State of Disaster announced for Victoria at the weekend, the MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars wishes to confirm that previously announced plans for the category to compete at Sandown Raceway in the month of August have now been cancelled.
The category’s management also wishes to advise that due to the constantly evolving situation presented by COVID-19 and its resulting restrictions on travel not only to and from Victoria but also between many other states of Australia, that all of the prospective calendar details issued on 3 July 2020 should now be considered as under review.
“Unfortunately, with the present situation, it is simply impossible to commit to any dates and therefore the MRF Tyres APC is back to the drawing board. We are a national competition and without free movement possible between many of the states of Australia we simply cannot commit to a calendar with any fairness to the majority of our competitor base,” MRF Tyres APC Category Manager, Iain Sherrin, said.
“Having said that, we are continuing to work around the clock with stakeholders; so that when or if it becomes possible to hold rounds this year, we will be ready to do so.
“We would like to send our thanks to all of our competitors, our sponsors and our other valued supporters for their continued understanding and patience during this exceptionally difficult time in history.
“We will be sure to share any updates that come to light on our website and on our Facebook and Instagram pages, but in the meantime, now is the time to focus on health and community – let’s all do everything we can to not only protect ourselves, but also others in our community, while doing what we can to support each other in these very troubling times.”
For more on the MRF Tyres APC, please visit www.australianproductioncars.com.au or www.facebook.com/AustralianProductionCars or call category manager Iain Sherrin on 0422 449 446.