The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced this morning that this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park has been cancelled.
The event was set to host the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400, the second round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in which Team 18 fields two entries for IRWIN Racing’s Mark Winterbottom and DEWALT Racing’s Scott Pye. The event has been cancelled as a result of advice sought from the relevant authorities regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Following Round 1 at the Adelaide 500 two weeks ago, the Supercars Championship was set to support the opening round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship.
Race 3 was scheduled to be held at 1:50pm, the first of four 100km sprint races that were set to take place across the weekend.
Supercars will look to reschedule another championship event later in the year.
More information as it comes to hand.
Charlie Schwerkolt – Owner, Team 18
“What a disappointment it is. We were all really excited to race at the Australian Grand Prix but respect for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation for following the advice of the FIA and the government’s health authorities,” said Charlie Schwerkolt.
“We are all in a holding pattern at the moment but unfortunately we will not be racing this weekend.”