Supercars ‘absolutely looking’ at adding QR to calendar
Thursday 6th August, 2020 - 8:00am
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer says Queensland Raceway is being looked at as an option to join the 2020 calendar.
As previously reported by Speedcafe.com, Supercars is considering adding the Ipswich circuit to the calendar while Melbourne- and Sydney-based teams are on the road.
Those teams are expected to be out of their respective states until at least the end of August.
However, their stay could be extended with a double-header at Townsville in the pipeline and up to two events at Queensland Raceway a possibility.
Speaking with select media, including Speedcafe.com, Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said the Ipswich circuit is being considered for a return.
“We’re absolutely looking at that as an option,” said Seamer.
“It’s obviously in a good location from an operations point of view for the teams, but we’ve just got to keep an eye on the hotspots over the next couple of weeks.”
Seamer said Supercars will get through it’s forthcoming events at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin before making any possible announcements.
“Don’t expect any further announcements around plans post-Townsville probably until we get closer to Townsville to be honest,” Seamer added.
“If nothing else, the events over the past couple of weeks have shown us that it’s extremely difficult to plan more than four to six weeks in advance at the moment.”
Asked whether a double-header might be in the works, Seamer said: “It would be too early to speculate on that.”
As recently as last week, Queensland Raceway owner John Tetley said he hadn’t had any contact with Supercars.
The circuit currently does not have an FIA track license with Motorsport Australia.