A COVID-19 vaccination situation has exploded in the Repco Supercars Championship fold regarding a driver’s medical exemption.
Speedcafe.com learned earlier this morning that questions have been asked about the validity of a medical exemption that had been granted to allow a Supercars driver not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Speedcafe.com has chosen to keep the identity of the driver in question anonymous at this time.
Supercars and other relevant parties have moved to downplay the situation as a paperwork without any mistakes.
The championship itself issued the following brief statement when approached: “All competitors at Sydney Motorsport Park comply with COVID protocols.”
However, it is understood that if the NSW Health authorities consider the exemption to be invalid, the driver may be excluded from this weekend’s Armor All Sydney SuperNight in Sydney Motorsport Park, where dual vaccination is a requirement for access.
Several sources have indicated that double Supercars Championship race winner Michael Caruso is the leading contender on standby if a seat becomes vacant this weekend.
Caruso lives in Sydney and was at Eastern Creek this weekend as a guest driver in the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series.
The 38-year-old’s contractual status as co-driver on team 18 should not be taken as an indication of that driver.