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44 SPORT FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Supercars postponed Supercars hopes to reschedule this weekends postponed Winton SuperSprint for July 31 to August 1. Picture: Getty SUPERCARS has been forced to postpone this weekends round at Winton due to Victorias escalating Covid crisis. The series was due to head to the country Victorian circuit near Benalla for the fifth round of the championship, but the states lockdown put the round on hold. Victoria was plunged into a sevenday lockdown from midnight last night. Supercars hopes to reschedule the Winton SuperSprint for July 31 to August 1, which it will confirm in the next week. While regrettable, todays decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all Supercars fans, staff and teams, Supercars said in a statement. The next round of the championship is the Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway in mid-June. Wintons adjournment means Fords fightback in the championship has been put on ice after the Mustangs clean-sweep of the last round at The Bend. Commodores won the opening eight races of the season, six of those by Triple Eight star Shane van Gisbergen, who owns a 190-point lead in the championship over his teammate Jamie Whincup. But Ford hit back in South Australia with wins to Andre Heimgartner, Anton De Pasquale and Cameron Waters. It is the second time this year Supercars has been forced to postpone a round due to a Covid outbreak. The round at Symmons Plains in Tasmania was also pushed back a week after the cluster in Brisbane in late March. Supercars 2020 championship was reduced to 11 rounds due to the Covid-ravaged year. REBECCA WILLIAMS Covid claims another round but Darwin still in sights Piastri in secret F1 Alpine run AUSTRALIAN motorsport sensation Oscar Piastri hopes its the first of many trips to Silverstone he will make in a Formula One car. The 20-year-old young gun continued his trajectory towards an F1 seat after a secret test at Silverstone with the Alpine F1 team at the British circuit this week. A member of the Alpine Academy, the team kept Piastris test under wraps until after he hit the track in one of its older cars. The test comes as a reward for Piastri, who sits second in the Formula 2 championship after a strong second round at Monaco last weekend. Piastri (pictured) claimed two second-place finishes on the streets of Monte Carlo, which followed a win in the opening round in Bahrain. Piastri will race in the next round of the F2 championship in Baku from June 4-6. REBECCA WILLIAMS *Limited to one redemption per eligible member per month. Minimum spend is $150. Limited to the first 10,000 redemptions per month. Offer ends 11.59pm AEDT on 31 January 2022. Discount valid on selected full priced items only. Exclusions subject to change. Cannot be used with any other code or offer. The Iconic terms and conditions apply: www.theiconic.com.au/terms-of-use/#voucher. Full terms and conditions available at plusrewards.com.au Rewards members, enjoy 25% off a great range of full priced items at THE ICONIC. +Rewards members can redeem at ntnews.com.au/rewards Minimum spend $150. Conditions apply. Get 25% off a great range of full priced items at THE ICONIC, your online shopping destination for biggest fashion & sportswear brands for women, men, and kids. Find all the brands you love all in one place. Were for fashionistas RewardsTHE ICONIC