EGGLESTON MOTORSPORT OUT OF BATHURST SUPER2

Brodie Kostecki tackles the Senna Chicane in Adelaide earlier in 2020. He and EMS won't be on the grid for Super2 at the Mountain. Photo: Dirk Klynsmith.

LONG-TIME Dunlop Super2 Series team Eggleston Motorsport will not line up on the grid for the next round at Bathurst and therefore miss its first series round in over seven years.

The team has competed in all 51 rounds of the series held from the start of 2013, however posted on social media yesterday its reasoning behind leaving the VF Commodores of Brodie Kostecki and Jack Perkins parked up in Melbourne.

“Unfortunately, as a business it was not viable or possible for us to enter the Bathurst round with the various border closures in place,” the post read. 

“As a Victorian based team, we would have had to quarantine for 14 days prior to the event and some of our crew would have had to quarantine on their return leg to other states, making it three weeks total away from other business and jobs. A number of our crew are contractors who also have full time jobs.

“The cost this would add to an already expensive exercise is unrealistic, especially in these times. 

“We are disappointed that given current circumstances outside of teams control, Supercars reversed their decision to reinstate the event as a championship round and chose not to run it as a round for no points, ie non championship.

“Every other major support category championship in Australia has chosen not to run championship rounds during this time so that all teams are all on equal terms. 

“We have been involved in the series since 2003 and haven’t missed a round from 2013 onwards, which is 51 consecutive Super2 rounds, so it’s disappointing that we cannot continue that streak. 

“We showed we had fast drivers and cars this year by winning the opening two races and overall round in Adelaide and hope that the series is strong in 2021 for us to pick up where we left off.”

A field of 22 cars was announced last night by Supercars for the Bathurst round with a split of 11 Super2 cars and 11 Super3 cars.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.