Karting Australia advises members of the postponement of Round Two of the 2020 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE.
Potentially an AKC event will exceed the threshold of 500 attendees in a static gathering in one place (although that number appears to be ‘mitigated’ if the gathering is spread over a large area or outdoors), it is with an abundance of caution that we make the call to postpone the event now.
Karting Australia’s number one priority is the health and safety of our drivers, officials, volunteers, families, industry members and supporters of karting.
As a result, Karting Australia will be postponing the April 17-19 event, scheduled to be hosted by the Eastern Lions Kart Club, until September 18-20 (the date that was previously allocated to the final round of the Championship.)
It is our intention is still to run a five Round Championship if we can, with the last round being hosted by Go-Kart Club of Victoria on November 27-29.
All competitors who have entered the event on a round only basis will be provided a refund for their round entry fee to the same credit card on which the original payment was made. Those who have entered for the entire Championship will have their entry fees transferred across to the new dates.
We are writing to as many of the accommodation venues in the area as possible explaining the reason for the cancellation of the event and asking them to not charge a cancellation fee but to shift the bookings to the re-scheduled event later in the year.
I know that this is inconvenient for everyone, but it is the responsible thing to do in the circumstances that confront us all now.
Karting Australia – Chief Executive Officer