SXS to get underway in July
Thursday 14 May, 2020
Monza Park will once again form part of the revised schedule after being part of the 2019 season.
(Photo: Dirtcomp Magazine)
The DEWALT SXS Motorsport Australia Championship has announced it will return in 2020, with a shortened season to start on 25 July.
The exciting off road competition will be one of the first national motorsport categories to get underway, following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country in the next few months.
With Motorsport Australia’s Return to Race strategy also being released, providing an in-depth set of guidelines to how motorsport can be run safely under the new restrictions, the championship’s founder Sam Beck was thrilled to be able to get back to business.
“It’s been a difficult time for many Australians over the past few months due to this pandemic, however it’s great news knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can begin our season soon,” Beck said.
“I didn’t think we would race in 2020, but because of Australia’s fantastic attitude in combating the virus, we have been able to return earlier than anticipated.
“Credit must also go out to all those who worked really hard in putting the Return to Race strategy together, which will ultimately get us all racing again.
“It gives us a solid action plan to work off and will beneficial to not just the SXS Championship, but to all levels and competitions across the country.
“We will be implementing many of these actions at our remaining three events for the year, which at this point are staying as the same date to what they were originally scheduled.”
Part of the DEWALT Motorsport Australia SXS Championship’s action plan at each event will include the exclusion of any spectators, enforced social distancing, hand sanitisers available for all attendees and each entry limited to one driver and three crew members.
The first round of the 2020 DEWALT Motorsport Australia SXS Australian Championship season will take place at the Albury Wodonga Motorcycle Club on 25 July.
The revised 2020 Schedule
25 July - Albury Wodonga MCC - NSW
12 September - Monza Park - VIC
10 October - Mafeking Rover Park - VIC