Khanacross Championship update
Monday 31 August, 2020
The Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship will not run in 2020.
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The 2020 Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship has been cancelled with organising club, the Motor Sports Club of Tasmania, confirming the news on Monday.
The announcement comes off the back of the Tasmanian Government’s intention to keep its borders closed until at least December, while other Australian states battle with border closures and strict lockdown laws of their own.
Scheduled to take place on 31 October – 1 November, the Khanacross Championship was the first of the four Motorsport Australia National Speed and Auto Test Championships to run in November, however the Motor Sports Club of Tasmania will now hold the event next year.
In an open letter written to all competitors and officials, club Vice President Matt von Bertouch admitted the club had no choice but to postpone the event until 2021.
“Unfortunately, 2020 has not been a great year for anyone, with a vast number of events being cancelled or postponed due to the current global pandemic,” von Bertouch wrote in the letter.
“We would like to announce that after much deliberation with Motorsport Australia and the Auto Test Working Group, this year’s Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship will be postponed by one year.
“With the news that Tasmania will keep its borders closed until December and possibly beyond, it is not going to be possible to run this year’s round of the Australian Khanacross Championship in 2020.
“We hope you all remain safe for the foreseeable future during this pandemic, maintain your social distancing and support your local khanacross competitions where you can.”
The next Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship will now take place at Symmons Plains Raceway on 30 - 31 October, 2021.