Supercars announces the return of spectators for August round in Darwin

Scott McLaughlin celebrates a race win with fans
Scott McLaughlin celebrates a race win with fans Photo credit: Getty

Supercars fans will be allowed back to the race track in August at the Darwin Triple Crown.

The championship relaunched last weekend with Kiwi Scott McLaughlin winning two from three, to extend his lead over Jamie Whincup to 49 points. 

But the event in Sydney was raced in front of empty stadiums due to COVID-19 crowd control restrictions, but that will change on August 8.

While next month's round at Winton will be fan free, Supercars have confirmed 4500 tickets will be made available for the Hidden Valley event, with strict COVID-19 safety plans in place.

CEO Sean Seamer was delighted to inform fans they will be back trackside in less than six weeks’ time.

"This is obviously great news for Supercars and for fans of sports in the Northern Territory,” he said.

"The past few months have been tough on everyone, and we have worked hard behind the scenes to get our Championship back up and running and, importantly, getting fans back trackside.

"Thanks to the Northern Territory Government, we are now at the stage where we are able to take the next step on the journey back to normal racing.

"It will be an honour to see 4500 fans at Hidden Valley each day cheering on their favourite drivers.

"This is certainly a positive milestone for us and we are thrilled that this year’s Darwin Triple Crown will be run in front of our supporters."

Supercars confirmed that a small selection of food and beverage operators will be on-site, as well as a number of merchandise stalls, but fans will be invited to bring their own food to the event.

The event will be exclusive to Supercars with support categories unlikely for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Pit paddock access will be restricted to just teams and officials.

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