Event organisers and competitors now look ahead to 2021

In announcing the cancellation of the Historic Sandown 2020, which was to be held in November, event organiser the Victorian Historic Racing Register (VHRR) Committee, explained it has for some time now been in pre-planning for the event and incorporating both the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions and Motorsport Australia’s Return To Race strategy into the deliberations.
“Our Event Secretary and Clerk of Course have been developing Supplementary Regulations consistent with Government restrictions, which would have required restrictions on the number of persons onsite, including no Spectators, a likely limit on Pit Crew of one or two, no Trade Stands, no displays and no food or beverage sales,” the VHRR said in an update to competitors.
“Whilst it was likely that the event would be conducted at a financial loss, our primary consideration has been the health and safety of Competitors and Crew, and our Officials and strict compliance with the Government restrictions applicable at the time of the event.
“Unfortunately the situation in Victoria has continued to worsen with increasing doubt on our ability to conduct the event.”
While stating that the decision was reluctantly unanimous, the VHRR hopes its decision is understood.
“We trust that you can appreciate our efforts in attempting to run the event and that you understand that we have been left with no choice in reaching this decision,” it said.
“We look forward to welcoming you to Historic Sandown 2021 when hopefully this dreadful virus will be under control. In the meantime we trust that you and your families maintain good health in these difficult times.”

For more information, visit www.vhrr.com