- by APS MEDIA
Prototypes to stay on Winton support card
The GC Marine Australian Prototype Series will be part of the Winton Supersprint event when the postponed round takes place in July.
With Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown forcing the unfortunate rescheduling of the event originally planned for this weekend (28-30 May), the GC Marine Australian Prototype Series has confirmed its intention to remain as part of the event on the new date.
With the exact July date of the event still to be confirmed, GC Marine Australian Prototypes Series CEO Paul Trengove said competitors and crews would still get the opportunity to be part of the Repco Supercars Championship event.
“Understandably we’re all really disappointed to not be out racing this weekend, but we acknowledge that it wouldn’t have been possible to race given the situation in Victoria,” Trengove said.
“Despite this unfortunate news, our teams remain really positive about being part of this event in the future and we know it will be a great stage for the GC Marine Australian Prototype Series to showcase our amazing category alongside Australia’s best drivers in the Supercars Championship.
“Our sponsors, including our new naming rights partner GC Marine, have been really supportive of our plans and we can’t wait to get racing again in just over a month or so.
“Our thoughts are also with all Victorians as they go through another lockdown. Once this lockdown is over and motorsport returns, we know we can give Victorian motorsport fans something to smile about when we return to Winton in July.”
GC Marine Australian Prototype Series second round will take place at Winton in July on a weekend to be confirmed as part of the Repco Supercars Championship, while the third and fourth rounds will be part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships in September (Sandown) and October (The Bend) respectively.