Following the announcement that the next event on the Off-Road racing calendar at Loveday in South Australia’s Riverland, the Victorian Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) remains confident that the Hindmarsh Shire Rainbow Desert Enduro 560 will continue as planned despite the uncertainty of Australia’s current COVID-19 situation.

As a result of the current outbreak in New South Wales and the border restrictions in place, the Can-Am Loveday 400 has been postponed from later this month to the weekend of 25 to 26 September, but planning is still going ahead to hold the round at Rainbow at the end of August.

The President of VORRA, Tony Carabott said “We’re very keen to get Rainbow up and running and we don’t see any reason to cancel or postpone for the moment as we’re hopeful things should settle over the next month.

“Preparation for the event is progressing as normal and we’re excited with how it will look this year, as well as some of the changes that have been made.

“Of course, it’s difficult to say whether we will one hundred per cent be going ahead, but we’ll be keeping an eye on the revolving situation and hope that it clears up.

“Until then, we will open entries soon and can’t wait to welcome the AORC to Rainbow back for the first time since 2019.”

This event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the previous year’s running was shortened due to sgnificant rain making the course unsafe for racing on the Saturday.

The Hindmarsh Shire Rainbow Desert Enduro 560 is set to take place in Rainbow between 27 and 29 August, with entries open this week.