The five Melbourne-based Supercars teams have been in exile from their home state for over a week now, having been forced north by news that New South Wales would close its borders amid a coronavirus outbreak.
Most of the personnel that ran the border have been based in a hub at Sydney Motorsport Park since leaving Melbourne.
It’s not yet known how long they’ll be away from home, with teams set to leave Sydney as soon as possible after this weekend’s three races and set up a fresh hub in Queensland, which will service trips to Darwin and Townsville.
That means it could be months before drivers and crew members are reunited with their families.
The hub concept had been widely used in Australian sport in recent weeks, with the likes of the Australian Football League, National Rugby League and the A-League currently all using team isolation to