Team owner full of praise for Motorcycling Australia's swift decision-making.
CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team owner Craig Dack has responded to Motorcycling Australia’s (MA) decision to postpone this weekend’s third round of the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship at Gillman amid the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 in Victoria.
The governing body was forced to act swiftly earlier this week as a Covid-19 cluster in Victoria escalated and eventually forced the state into a snap seven-day lockdown, prompting the South Australian government to slam its border shut to anyone who has travelled from the greater Melbourne area in the last 14 days.
The decision to postpone the South Australian round was made at midday on Wednesday, and has received the full support of Dack along with praise for MA’s quick decision making.
“CDR made a policy this year that after every time we race, we get all of our preparation and everything done as soon as we possibly can, and get the truck loaded,” Dack explained to MotoOnline.com.au.
“So if we have to leave for races earlier than anticipated due to what’s going on at the moment, we can. We were all ready and organised if we had to get across the border earlier.
“As it’s turned out, Motorcycling Australia made an early decision, and they made a very, very good decision. They had to make a call by lunchtime on Wednesday, so if the Queensland teams started driving and didn’t get to South Australia, they would have to turn around. So they made a really timely, calculated, and good decision.
“The good thing about it is MA is taking the policy – as much as they can – to only postpone the event and reschedule it. So if you cancel races, that’s when you start to take a hit because you can’t get refunds on certain bookings and stuff like that. But, if it’s only a postponement, we can reschedule everything.”
The Gillman ProMX event is understood to be potentially rescheduled between the Maitland and Wodonga rounds in mid-July.