Latest post of the previous page:QR willing to host Supercars next weekend; NT Events 'monitoring' situation
Well QIR owner John Tetley has already jumped in and said he can host an event next weekend if needs be. Or any weekend put forward. (He can change dates of all existing events in their schedule.)
Good luck to him getting any agreement from MSA before next weekend given the lack of required safety improvements to barriers carried out as requested previously to host V8SC. Pigs might fly and all that.
Good that he is keen and happy to bend over backwards to help out.
I may be missing something but I am still reading of very low infection rates in Qld.....
[off topic rant warning]
......other than the three Queensland teenage ('coloured') chicks that think their shit doesnt stink and went on a trip to Melbourne to party and nick high end clothes and then tried to bullshit their way out of quarantine regs by flying back via Sydney and then to Brisbane where they lied about it all. All three returned positive tests. Now of course their family say they were picked on because of their colour. Good thing is they are looking down the barrel of 4 years in clink each for criminal deceipt. Shit like this makes it difficult for more normal less selfish people to get on with their lives
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 55gsd.html.
(video of the girls in this article needs to be watched to see the girls in question. ) @Ian-Sright up your street this.... it would be amusing in its pig headedness if it wasnt so serious [/off topic rant]
Anyway back to the implications on others of people like theirs irresponsibility.....
https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/08/01/qr ... t-weekend/On July 31 the Northern Territory Government declared the City of Brisbane a coronavirus hotspot. Ipswich and Logan have also been included in the designated hotspots.
The new declaration has cast doubt over the scheduled double-header in Darwin, which is set to take place on August 8-9 and 15-16.
Triple Eight Race Engineering is based in one of the designated hotspots and at least one driver also resides in Brisbane.
Anyone who has been in a hotspot is currently required to complete a 14-day quarantine at their expense.With doubts over Darwin, Tetley said Queensland Raceway could accommodate Supercars on either or both of its dates that are currently scheduled for Hidden Valley Raceway.
“Without bureaucratic interference, my answer would almost certainly be yes within the next week or two,” Tetley told Speedcafe.com.
“The events that we own, which are most of the events that are run (at Queensland Raceway), we can move them around to accommodate them (Supercars).
“Obviously we can do it through the week as well.
“As I’ve said before, if it’s a win-win I’m more than happy to try and make it work for them, there’s no question about that.
“I have got bits in the calendar I can manipulate and it might mean cutting out a ride day or something like that.”
Speedcafe.com understands Queensland Raceway has already been considered by Supercars as a possible host for a future double-header.
Earlier this week Tetley said he hadn’t spoken with Supercars yet about that possibility.
If the championship was to make a late call to host its events at Queensland Raceway, the circuit would need approval from Motorsport Australia.
Part of that would likely require tyre barriers being built and installed on the circuit.
“To fulfil the requirements as CAMS (Motorsport Australia) stipulated them 18 months ago, we can set the track up to much the same way as it would have been in 2018,” said Tetley.
“We certainly cannot get it up to what they said would have to be the track for 2020 as it was originally put aside.
“We’ve done some work along those lines in any case with the pit lane fencing and some other bits and pieces, some of which we’ve modified because it didn’t really work with our product set so we had to pull some of it down.
“Other than that, we could meet the bulk of the requirements I would suggest. But if they’re going to insist on two kilometres of tyres walls, that takes a long time to build. It takes a while to find them.
“I don’t think we can accommodate what CAMS wanted. CAMS would have to change their tune. You’ve got no hope of finding enough tyres and building enough tyre walls in that length of time.”
Despite those obstacles, Tetley affirmed his belief that they wouldn’t be great enough to stop Supercars from hosting one event or more.
“We would find a way to do it,” he said.
“If we can accommodate it, and I’ve been saying that for six months, if we can find a way to get it in, we’ll get it in.”
Supercars has said it is working with health officials following the declaration from the Northern Territory Government.