Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club has announced today that this weekend’s Winton SuperSprint at Winton Motor Raceway has been postponed.

The event was set to host the fifth event of the 2021 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 postponed as a result of advice sought from the relevant government and health authorities regarding the growing cases of COVID-19 in Greater Melbourne and the seven-day lockdown which will be enforced in Greater Melbourne from this evening, Thursday 27 May.

Supercars will assess their options and look to reschedule another championship event later in the year. The proposed new event dates will be 31 July-1 August 2021.  This will be confirmed within the next seven days.

Team 18 wishes to thank all of our valued partners for your continued support, and we will continue to keep you updated with any further communications in relation to this event and future events as it comes to hand.

Please see the full statement from Supercars below.

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Supercars statement regarding Winton SuperSprint

Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club have this morning confirmed this weekend’s planned staging of the Winton SuperSprint will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID situation in Victoria.

The proposed new event dates will be 31 July-1 August 2021.  This will be confirmed within the next seven days.

While regrettable, today’s decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all Supercars fans, staff and teams.

Ticket holders for this weekend’s event can either collect a full refund or hold on to their tickets for the Winton SuperSprint to run on the new dates. 

Supercars and the Benalla Auto Club will continue to ensure that all events are compliant with appropriate State, Territory and Federal regulations.