Supercars has actually replied to the news of the brewing lockdown for Townsville which is presently set to finish within a week of set up track task in the city.
Townsville and South East Queensland will go into lockdown for 3 days from 18:00 tonight (regional time/AEST), after a woman who took a trip between Brisbane and also North Queensland evaluated favorable to COVID-19.
If that upright Friday evening, as wished, the NTI Townsville 500 might go on, all other things coinciding.
Supercars’ brief statement checks out, completely: “Taking into account the updated limitations in Queensland, Supercars will remain to comply with all federal government wellness recommendations as we proceed towards our following event in Townsville from July 9-11.
” As constantly, we will continue to keep track of the circumstance in Queensland and around Australia, to ensure the health and wellness of our staff and fans stays our greatest concern.”.
Among the names fans have most kindly reacted to is Gow, provided his extensive experience in the motorsport monitoring sector.
The Australian-born, British-based 66-year-old’s background includes co-founding the Touring Car Entrants Group of Australia (TEGA) which underpins what is now the Repco Supercars Champion.
Formerly the long-time supervisor of Tickford Competing chauffeur James Courtney, Gow has invested 2 stints accountable of the British Touring Car Championship, particularly 1993 to 2000, and also 2003 to current.
He continues to be president and also co-owner of the BTCC.
While public silence amongst Supercars ownership competitors continues– likely due to the signing of non-disclosure agreements– it’s thought Gow’s presence is an ace up the sleeve of the Morris/Adderton/Smith/ Doohan section.
Energy around that team appears to have actually been developed off the capacity to have 5 noticeable Australians with an emotional financial investment in the group to take it to brand-new heights complying with a years of bulk ownership from exclusive equity firm Archer Funding.
Paradoxically, there could be an aspect of remembrance for Gow.
The 3 years in between his BTCC periods came when NASDAQ-listed Octagon Motorsport purchased the collection, only to oversee what was widely taken into consideration to be an unsuccessful period.