The Bend listed as COVID exposure site

A service station at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia has been named a COVID-19 exposure site.

The Bend listed as COVID exposure site

SA Health has added the OTR Motorsport Park service station at Tailem Bend to its list of COVID-19 exposure sites.

Anybody who was at the service station between 7:20am and 8:15am on Friday July 9 is being asked to immediately quarantine for 14 days.

Anybody else that's been to the service station outside of the specified date and time are being asked to get tested if they develop symptoms.

The service station is located at the main gate at the circuit, right on the Dukes Highway, which makes it a popular stop for travellers heading in and out of Adelaide to the east by road.

The positive cases were removalists that travelled from Sydney, which is in the grips of a COVID-19 outbreak, through Victoria and South Australia.

The Bend is thought to be part of Supercars' contingency plans as the category looks to deal with a number of COVID-19 outbreaks up and down Australia's east coast.

The second leg of the Townsville double-header will go ahead this weekend, despite new cases being detected in Brisbane overnight, however from there the picture is unclear.

The Sydney outbreak will almost definitely derail the Sydney SuperNight's scheduled date of August 20-22, with postponement looming for that event.

There are still question marks over both the Perth SuperNight and the Auckland SuperSprint, due to border sensitivity in Western Australia and New Zealand, while Winton is set to come back into the calendar at some point as well.

An added complication is that Melbourne, home to six of the Supercars teams, is now dealing with an outbreak of its own with 10 new cases overnight.

As first reported by Motorsport.com last week, The Bend could de drafted back into the schedule after the winter break, depending on the Perth and NZ events, to help ensure Supercars completes the 12 rounds required by the broadcast agreement.

shares
comments

Related video

International drivers on Triple Eight's shortlist

Previous article

International drivers on Triple Eight's shortlist

Next article

Supercars postpones Sydney SuperNight

Supercars postpones Sydney SuperNight
Load comments
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020
Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title Prime

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title

Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around.

Supercars
Oct 2, 2020
Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars Prime

Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars

The Bathurst Grand Final may provide Supercars its greatest spectacle yet – but there's a risk it will force the series to face a hard truth.

Supercars
Sep 4, 2020