Club motorsport successfully returns

Sunday 24 May, 2020
Photo: South West Touring Car Club
Club motorsport in Australia has begun its post-COVID-19 revival, with the South West Touring Car Club successfully holding a test and tune at the Bunbury Autocross Circuit in Western Australia.
 
Thirty-five of the club’s members were part of the casual event, which was the first in Australia to take place since nation-wide COVID-19 restrictions saw motorsport effectively come to a halt in April this year.
 
The WA event was run in accordance with Motorsport Australia’s Return To Race strategy and government guideline. The club ensured it had the correct procedures in place, allowing them to execute the event smoothly and safely. 
 

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While it was not a competitive speed event, the event's clerk of course Graeme Miles was still thrilled with the results of the day.

“It was a great day and it ran really well,” Miles said.
 
“Everyone was really happy to be back and they enjoyed themselves having a bit of normality within their lives again through motorsport. 
 

“We made sure everything we did was in compliance with both the government and Motorsport Australia. We only allowed registered competitors to attend, without their support crew or spectators and really encouraged social distancing and personal hygiene. 

“We are looking forward to organising more events now and hopefully this inspires other clubs to start thinking out their own events.”
 
Anyone interested in running an event should visit Motorsport Australia’s dedicated COVID-19 Resource Centre, and understand their local restrictions. 
 
Motorsport Australia staff also remain on hand to assist with any event planning.  
 
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