Victorian group personnel and chauffeurs are being praised by competitors, commentators and abroad following their quick action yesterday to briefly move interstate.
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Not all Victorian groups will head straight to the circuit; Rick Kelly published on Instagram that his KR group featuring the Castrol and NED Mustangs headed to Mildura and will be based on the Kelly household farm before heading to Sydney closer to the event.
Up until that time, the group garages at Sydney Motorsport Park will be opened for use for groups.
The BP Ultimate page posted a comment to Kelly Racing saying: “Massive kudos for the effort you are all putting in to keep the series going.”
Within hours of the border closure announcement made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the 5 Victorian teams – Kelly Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, Erebus Motorsport, Tickford Racing and Team 18 – were all on the roadway heading north, fasting lane their travel dates to ensure their availability for next weeks Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint.
Andre Heimgartner published an Instagram story from the team bus which was loaded with products consisting of pillows, food and beverage.
It was a rush for teams to settle preparations and get throughout the border prior to its closure and groups were applauded throughout the board for their efforts.
Mark Winterbottom posted a timelapse, showing his # 18 IRWIN Racing Commodore getting loaded into the transporter.
He later on published:
David Reynolds, who celebrated his 35th birthday recently, published from his household house in Albury last night:.
The DEWALT Racing page stated: “Whatever it takes to keep the Supercars show on the roadway.”
Info relating to scheduling and ticketing for the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint will be released in coming days.
Next weekends event will be the first under lights in 2020, with Saturdays race confirmed as a night race, while 2 races will run on the Sunday in daylight.
— David Reynolds (@daffidreynolds) July 6, 2020.
There were numerous thank you comments from fans too overnight, while analysts of the sport also sent their gratitude.
Penrite Racing said last night necessary team members and drivers were on the move, in addition to the teams transporter, race cars and devices..
— Janelle (@Bundynelle) July 6, 2020.
Likewise to all the households that have just bid farewell to their dads, mums for an unidentified time. Lots of love to you all.
— Riana Crehan (@rianacrehan) July 6, 2020.
Teammate Bryce Fullwood chimed in with “Champions, at such short notification, well done team.”.
Chaz Mostert, who survives on the Gold Coast while his WAU team is based in Melbourne, said: “Unbelievable this team and its determination,” responding to his teams post about evacuating.
From the bottom of us fans hearts thank you so much. Stay safe.
Hey Mum! Im house! Hope you do not mind me staying here for a couple of months … #borderjump #safefromnosymptoms pic.twitter.com/seAZFQHrUs.
Truly appreciate what you are all doing. From the bottom of us fans hearts thank you a lot. Stay safe.
Hey Mum! Im home! Hope you do not mind me remaining here for a couple of months … #borderjump #safefromnosymptoms pic.twitter.com/seAZFQHrUs.
The Red Bull Holden Racing Team took to social media to thank the Victorian groups, saying: “Thank you to the Victorian-based groups for your sacrifice to keep us racing.”.