Nick Percat is preparing for another long stint on the road as the Supercars Championship works to fit around the Victorian lockdown.
Percat, who lives in Melbourne, was in Albury preparing for the Winton SuperSprint when Stage 3 restrictions kicked in.
And the Brad Jones Racing driver won't be going home any time soon, with the next round taking place in Darwin later this month.
"There is a sense of deja vu," Percat said.
"The only thing different this time is I only brought enough clothes to get me through the weekend. In hindsight, that was silly.
"I should have read the play because it was obvious that was going to happen. The writing was on the wall in Victoria. As soon as there's a few cases, they always shut everything down."
All Supercars personnel need to be in NSW by midnight on Wednesday in order for 14 days to elapse before entry into the Northern Territory.
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"I'd normally go to Darwin from Melbourne but I'll stay with (team-mate) Macauley Jones," Percat said.
"It highlights how important it is for everyone to stay flexible. I'll leave home at the drop of a hat to make sure I can be there to do the job.
"Nelson (my dog) is with me again and my girlfriend's here with me this time, so I'm better off than I was last year.
"At the moment, I won't be home until the end of June at the earliest so we'll see how the others handle being on the road with me.
"I literally had my race team clothing, one casual jumper and one casual t-shirt. That was it.
"We checked out the shops in Albury and re-stocked."
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