On Friday 5th June, CEO of Motorsport Australia, Eugene Arocca, issued an update about the current state of Australian Motorsport and the Return to Race program.
His statement began as follows:
“I am pleased to say that motorsport is slowly starting to return around the country. In recent weeks, a number of small, grassroots events have successfully occurred, with organisers working closely with Motorsport Australia staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all. Pleasingly, more events are planned for this weekend at a number of clubs around the country.”
“As restrictions start to ease around Australia, we are receiving a number of queries from our loyal clubs about how they can run events in accordance with any government requirements. While it’s important to note that each state is very different, grassroots events can now proceed in every state.”
“We have been working extremely hard to get motorsport up and running and have shared our Return To Race strategy with governments around Australia who have been pleased with the plans we have in place and the level of detail we have provided. If you haven’t seen the strategy, it is available on our website and provides event organisers and competitors with detailed information about their responsibilities at events in this very different environment we now operate in. I am also delighted to say that other sporting bodies around Australia, as well as international organisations have used our Return To Race document as a template for their own return plans. Our staff have also been sharing their expertise with the FIA and its member clubs globally, with Australia being used as a shining example of how to get the sport running safely again.”
To read the full statement, visit Motorsport Australia’s website.