11 JUL 2020
Erebus can cope with new circumstances, says Ryan
Penrite Racing will draw on its previous experiences and strong comradery, as they begin life on the road.
CEO Barry Ryan said he felt fortunate his team had the opportunity to relocate before the borders shut on Monday, and only days before a six-week lockdown period in Melbourne was enforced.
The Melbourne-based squad is making the most of a temporary stay at team owner Betty Klimenko's farm in the NSW Southern Highlands before they relocate to Sydney Motorsport Park on Tuesday.
"We're feeling for everyone back in Melbourne, especially our families, sponsors and supporters who stick by us," Ryan said.
"Obviously we have had team members leave their families for an extended period of time which is hard enough, but now it's made even tougher for everyone."
Ryan said his team were focused on the task at hand and praised his team for moving so quickly.
"We can't thank our group enough for their passion and commitment not only to our team, but for the wellbeing of our sport.
"Everyone in our team is committed to doing our part to delivering the championship to our fans."
The team will now draw on this year's experiences of adapting through the COVID-19 period, as it gets ready to race at Sydney Motorsport Park for the second time next weekend.
"This year has shown we need to be ready to adapt to new situations and as quickly as the drop of a hat, and I have full faith that we are more than capable at getting through this period.
"You look back at the last few months and you take a bit of solace in past experience, knowing you were able to get through those times.
"This is a new situation but at the same time we can bring our passion and comradery and bring our best at each moment."
Tickets are now on sale for next weekend's Sydney SuperSprint, which is the first event since the COVID shutdown that fans will be able to attend and will feature 17 sessions on track over a mix of day and night-time racing.