Supercars Darwin travel pushed back to Tuesday

A charter flight set to carry the majority of Supercars series and team personnel from Queensland to Darwin has been pushed back to Tuesday.

Supercars spent the weekend in critical talks with health officials in the Northern Territory, after they declared the City of Brisbane a COVID-19 hot spot on Friday night.

That implicated the likes of Triple Eight Race Engineering, which is based in the Brisbane suburb of Banyo, and series leader Scott McLaughlin, who lives in the Queensland state capital.

Affected personnel were moved out of hot spot areas on Friday night, before Supercars brokered a deal that’s set to see the Hidden Valley double-header go ahead as planned over the next two weekends. understands team transporters have already left south-east Queensland for the Territory, however a charter flight that was scheduled to leave tonight with the majority of personnel has been pushed back to tomorrow.

Supercars is yet to formally confirm that the rounds are going ahead, its only official reference to the NT directive a statement of acknowledgement issued on Friday night.

Drivers and team personnel were told on Saturday to limit social media use and to direct any questions from the press back to Supercars.

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