The Boost Cell Tremendous Trucks season will officially end a spherical shorter than prepared. On Monday, the Repco Supercars Championship confirmed the Increase Cellular Gold Coastline 500 at Surfers Paradise has been cancelled for the 2nd straight year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally scheduled for 3–5 December, the Gold Coastline 500 had by now been planned as the remaining spherical of equally the Supercars and Super Trucks calendars. Owing to the information, that position is now passed to Sydney Motorsport Park whose Sydney SuperNight will get place on 19–21 November as the trucks’ fourth and very last race weekend in 2021.
“Given the evolving and unpredictable COVID circumstance, it has turn into more and more challenging to stage a complex multi-faceted occasion on the streets of Surfers Paradise for tens of countless numbers of spectators this yr,” stated Supercars CEO Sean Seamer. “We understand that our admirers ended up looking forward to the time finale on the Gold Coast. To cancel the function for a next year is an exceptionally difficult choice, but a needed one.
“We thank the Queensland Governing administration by way of Tourism and Situations Queensland and the City of Gold Coast and Key Situations Gold Coast for their ongoing assistance. We absolutely intend to return to the Surfers Paradise avenue circuit in 2022 and we are assured that almost everything is headed in the ideal direction for us to do so in spectacular design.”
Soon after getting called off in 2020, the race’s 2021 prospective buyers were being solid in doubt as COVID continued to impact Australia. Amongst the main problems was hoping to established up a street circuit throughout a pandemic despite the fact that the Townsville 500, held on a street course in Reid Park, hosted the Supercars and vans in July with no significantly issues, the logistics for Gold Coastline had been deemed much too challenging to pursue.
Around the weekend, the state of Queensland described no new circumstances on Sunday from 12,000 overnight assessments after having 5 the former working day. Even now, concerns about most likely locking down have lingered and as a result doomed the 500.
“Boost Mobile is committed in supporting motorsport and the admirers in Australia,” commented Boost Mobile head Peter Adderton. “It is vital for both of those Supercars and Increase Cellular to keep the Increase Cellular Gold Coast 500 when fans can appear and take pleasure in what a good party it is. Regretably, which is not the case this year.
“In indicating that, the Increase Mobile Gold Coast 500 will be back even larger and much better in 2022 and for 2021 we will go on our ongoing guidance for a variety of drivers and teams. We glimpse forward to viewing them struggle on observe for the remainder of the 2021 period.”
The Stadium Tremendous Vans first visited Surfers Paradise in 2015 followed by one more date in 2016. To conclude the 2019 season, Gold Coastline became the initially SST spherical in Australia due to the fact what is now Motorsport Australia lifted the year-extended ban on the sequence. Robby Gordon and Matt Brabham are the most latest winners at Gold Coast.
The cancellation is the third on the Tremendous Trucks’ routine in 2021 right after shedding the Perth SuperNight and Auckland SuperSprint. COVID and vacation restrictions stemming from it also resulted in the Sydney SuperNight staying pushed from August to its present November slot, though the season-opening Tasmania SuperSprint in April was delayed a 7 days. The series’ 2020 slate was wiped out completely by the pandemic soon after the initially round.
Studies have explained the Supercars, who are also established to wrap up their season at Sydney, could move the prestigious Bathurst 1000 to early December with the probability of forming a multi-working day festival with the Australian Racing Group’s Bathurst Worldwide. However, it is not likely that the trucks will join the pageant as Bathurst was not on the first agenda.