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Sydney to host Supercars return in June

“We’ll be running at daytime only,” Supercars CEO Scott Seamer said. “On the basis that we are chartering the teams in and out on tight turnaround times, the night racing doesn’t work and obviously they need a bit more time to complete the (permanent) light towers.”

Seamer said there were two reasons for selecting Sydney Motorsport Park.

“The first is logistical reasons,” he said. “It’s in between most of our teams in Queensland and Victoria and it has the convenience of the hotel over the road.

“It also has good proximity for TV crews so we can have less people travelling interstate to deliver the event. It’s also a good precinct for us from a management point of view.

“There’s plenty of room out the back of the pits, it has big pit garages, so it enables us to meet the restrictions and be compliant.”

Seamer said only people deemed essential will be at the track, race stewards will work remotely and support categories will not feature.

Supercars drivers and crew members will be required to stay isolated at a nearby hotel when not at the race track.

The schedule change means there will be date alterations for the Winton Super400 and the Townsville 400 after they were originally slated for June.

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