The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will be the first major motorsport event with spectators after the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship received the green light from Northern Territory Government.
Taking place on 8-9 August at Hidden Valley Raceway, Supercars’ dedicated COVID Safety Plan will allow up to 4,500 people to attend per day, with tickets currently on sale to Territorians before becoming available to the general public on 2 July.
Tickets start from $35 per day and $65 for a two-day pass, $120 for access to the Monster Platform and children aged 13 and under get in free with every adult ticket.
While there will be a reduced amount of people in attendance, the event will stay true to some of its popular traditions, albeit in different capacities to previous years.
Merchandise stalls, as well as food and drink stalls, will be back but at different locations and formats, while the transporter convoy will continue to follow its usual route on Thursday 6 August, but will not stop in Darwin’s CBD area.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer was understandably thrilled with the decision to let crowds into the event.
“This is obviously great news for Supercars and for fans of sports in the Northern Territory,” Seamer said.
“The past few months have been tough on everyone, and we have worked hard behind the scenes to get our Championship back up and running and, importantly, getting fans back trackside.
“Thanks to the Northern Territory Government, we are now at the stage where we are able to take the next step on the journey back to normal racing.
“It will be an honour to see 4,500 fans at Hidden Valley each day cheering on their favourite drivers. This is certainly a positive milestone for us and we are thrilled that this year’s Darwin Triple Crown will be run in front of our supporters.”
NT Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss believed the event was important for the state and was happy they could find a solution.
“Territorians love their motorsports and we are pleased to host the first Supercars event with crowds here in Darwin,” Moss added.
“The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown is the biggest event on the Top End’s dry season calendar and the fact it can go ahead with spectators this year is incredible - a real boost for fans and the Territory’s events industry.
The wellbeing of attendees is paramount and the team from Northern Territory Major Events Company will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, Virgin Australia Supercars, Motorsport Australia and the Sport Organising Committee to hold the event in line with COVID-19 precautions.”
The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown takes place at Hidden Valley Raceway on 8-9 August.