The Board of AIPP Inc. met last night, Tuesday, to consider the option of proceeding with a modified format for Rnd 4 of the 2020 UniSA Australian HPV Super Series but has postponed making a decision pending the outcome of future easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Various proposals for a highly modified version of the event, currently scheduled for 25-26 July at Adelaide’s Victoria Park, were discussed and considered possibilities should restrictions be eased further in the near future.
“As of 1 June, significant changes have come into effect regarding social gathering which offer a degree of optimism as we look to the 2nd half of the 2020 season. The government has identified 25 June as another date for more changes to come into effect and has flagged these changes may impact on organised sport.” noted AIPP Inc. Chairman, Andrew McLachlan. “As a result, we have delayed making a decision regarding the 25-26 July event, and we will re-convene after further easing of restrictions.”
In the interim however, the Board has agreed to investigate organised training at Victoria Park for 20-21 June providing it can be confident of meeting COVID-19 restrictions.
“We are getting closer to getting back to our sport, and for our riders and teams to take the track again, even if it is a modified format” said McLachlan of the welcome development. “We will be seeking expressions of interest for the 20-21 June training dates, with indicative numbers helping to assess the viability and format.”
Details of the training weekend concept will be communicated to all South Australian based teams (as the state’s borders remain closed) seeking expressions of interest. These numbers will assist in final design of the activity.