Iconic Supercars race canned again

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Supercars has confirmed that this year's Gold Coast 500 volition not instrumentality spot a 2nd twelvemonth successful a row, with officials deciding to tin the lawsuit owed to information and logistical concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The event, held connected the streets of Surfers Paradise, had been scheduled arsenic the last circular of this year's Supercars championship, held crossed December 3-5.

Construction enactment acceptable to statesman connected the Gold Coast circuit successful the coming weeks is 1 crushed down the cancellation of the event.

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"Given the evolving and unpredictable COVID situation, it has go progressively challenging to signifier a analyzable multi-faceted lawsuit connected the streets of Surfers Paradise for 10s of thousands of spectators this year," Supercars main enforcement Sean Seamer said.

"We recognize that our fans were looking guardant to the play finale connected the Gold Coast.

"To cancel the lawsuit for a 2nd twelvemonth is an incredibly hard decision, but a indispensable one.

Supercars title person Shane van Gisbergen successful enactment during the Townsville 500. (Getty)

"We convey the Queensland authorities via Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast and Major Events Gold Coast for their ongoing support.

"We afloat mean to instrumentality to the Surfers Paradise thoroughfare circuit successful 2022, and we are assured that everything is headed successful the close absorption for america to bash truthful successful spectacular style."

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Supercars bosses are moving connected plans for the finals 5 events of this year's championship.

Shane van Gisbergen is starring the title connected 1926 points, up of Jamie Whincup (1650) and Cameron Waters (1514).

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