Sydney TCR Australia, S5000 event postponed

Andrew van Leeuwen

As revealed by Motorsport.com, the governing body was set to make a final call on next week's Sydney Motorsport Park round today, with postponement the expected outcome.

That's now been officially confirmed, Motorsport Australia announcing that a new date for the event will be found later in the year.

It is second event on the Motorsport Australia Championships schedule to be postponed today, following news the Bathurst 6 Hour will move from Easter to November.

“We are working with all circuits and our categories to determine how we can move forward together and ensure we have a strong finish to 2020,” said Motorsport Australia Championships director Michael Smith.

“We hope to be able to share a revised calendar very soon, as we work through what is a very challenging and unique situation.

"We are looking forward to being able to go racing once it is appropriate to do so.”

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Sydney Motorsport Park CEO Glenn Matthews said circuit officials will work with Motorsport Australia on finding a new date.

“The Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships has had a great history at Sydney Motorsport Park and we are obviously disappointed it cannot go ahead in March as planned," he said.

"However we are hopeful of a return in the coming months.

“We will work closely with Motorsport Australia to ensure we can find a suitable date here at our world class facility, which we know is one of the most popular events of the year amongst fans and competitors.”

The Winton round on May 1-3 is yet to be formally postponed, but is considered very unlikely to go ahead.

Porsche Cars Australia has already confirmed its second-tier Michelin Sprint Challenge won't race at Winton, the carmaker having also withdrawn from Sydney ahead of the formal postponement.