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Old 13 Feb 2021, 18:22 (Ref:4034983)   #31
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Will they postpone if a significant number of vic teams and team members are trapped? tcr just cancelled (ahem postponed) philip island due next weekend.
Think they'd have to. There's also the question of the pre-season testing that non-Vic teams have been able to do.

If the Vic lockdown only does go for 5 days then the teams can make the race meeting but whether or not they can test will depend on commitments / availability at Winton (although I expect that Mr Grech would give them priority).

They'll be doing all that under more time-pressure than the non-Vic teams but that won't stop the race meeting happening.

Ironically of course, they'll then need to fill out their permit applications to return home to Victoria.

That's all supposing that current lockdown is only 5 days - the "Directions" are structured and dated for two weeks, just in case apparently.
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Old 13 Feb 2021, 22:18 (Ref:4035017)   #32
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Think they'd have to. There's also the question of the pre-season testing that non-Vic teams have been able to do.

If the Vic lockdown only does go for 5 days then the teams can make the race meeting but whether or not they can test will depend on commitments / availability at Winton (although I expect that Mr Grech would give them priority).

Why can't they test at Winton?

The exemption for professional sport is quite clear.

The teams, plus support personnel required for health and safety are permitted.
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Old 13 Feb 2021, 23:57 (Ref:4035028)   #33
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Teams should be able to leave Melb as essential workers, NSW hasn't closed the border.
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Old 14 Feb 2021, 00:30 (Ref:4035033)   #34
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My understanding is that anyone coming from Victoria has to isolate for 5 days.If that rule is extended past this Wednesday that means that anyone coming from Victoria to work at the meeting will have to be in NSW and isolating by this Saturday.
If that isolation period blows out to 14 days then they are already done.
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Old 14 Feb 2021, 00:51 (Ref:4035035)   #35
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Why can't they test at Winton?

The exemption for professional sport is quite clear.

The teams, plus support personnel required for health and safety are permitted.
They can't test at Winton as planned on Tuesday because Winton was closed on Friday, along with the rest of the state - the test being postponed until this coming Friday, but if the lockdown is extended, that may not be possible.

Not arguing with you but it would be great if you could provide a reference to the exemption for professional sport. For sure, some sports are able to keep playing (such as Tennis or AFLW) but I'm not sure that there are standing exemptions - more that specific arrangements have been made in the past. Whether those are in place for a 5-day lockdown isn't clear either way from what I've seen.
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Old 14 Feb 2021, 01:24 (Ref:4035038)   #36
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They can't test at Winton as planned on Tuesday because Winton was closed on Friday, along with the rest of the state - the test being postponed until this coming Friday, but if the lockdown is extended, that may not be possible.

Not arguing with you but it would be great if you could provide a reference to the exemption for professional sport. For sure, some sports are able to keep playing (such as Tennis or AFLW) but I'm not sure that there are standing exemptions - more that specific arrangements have been made in the past. Whether those are in place for a 5-day lockdown isn't clear either way from what I've seen.
From the DHHS Circuit Breaker Guide

Entertainment and Leisure - Closed. Except professional athletes are defined as essential workers, venues hosting professional sporting competitions can open, with essential staff attending to ensure the safe running of the event. No spectators.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites...strictions.pdf
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Old 14 Feb 2021, 01:37 (Ref:4035040)   #37
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From the DHHS Circuit Breaker Guide

Entertainment and Leisure - Closed. Except professional athletes are defined as essential workers, venues hosting professional sporting competitions can open, with essential staff attending to ensure the safe running of the event. No spectators.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites...strictions.pdf
Thanks for that. It covers competitions, not testing (or training) but no doubt there'd be some freedom within the definition of "competition".

Either way, Winton isn't running during the 5 day lockdown and the test has been postponed till Friday. If the lockdown is extended, that could all blow out.
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Thanks for that. It covers competitions, not testing (or training) but no doubt there'd be some freedom within the definition of "competition".

Either way, Winton isn't running during the 5 day lockdown and the test has been postponed till Friday. If the lockdown is extended, that could all blow out.
Should make it a horse racing test , no issues with them running. Or perhaps the Winton Open?
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Should make it a horse racing test , no issues with them running. Or perhaps the Winton Open?
Could've made it the Winton test competition for the most laps, winner gets a mars bar.
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Why not go up a week earlier and have the test day at Bathurst.
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Why not go up a week earlier and have the test day at Bathurst.
Because it is a public road and they only have permission to open 5 times a year.

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Opps, totally forgot about that !!

thanks for the heads up.
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Winton group test is on this Friday, now that Vic lockdown lifted. So we are on like donkey kong for Bathurst (other lockdowns, border closures and the like permitting).
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Testing today at Winton, if it is anything like testing at QR last week it might be a bit meaningless. Expect the fastest times might be set early on this very hot day.
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The time has come, bring it on.

IM predicting a RBR (either driver) or Cam Waters Championship

I guess you cannot discount Anton @ DJR.

Eitherway As long as the racings good, IM happy.
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