Motorsport UK Extends Suspension of Permits to 30th June.
In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.
This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.
In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.
Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-inforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives. Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport. When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.
April & May Club Nights and Bocardo Autosolo Cancelled.
Due to the ongoing Corona Virus situation and following Government advice around restrictions to movement of people and non essential travel, we have decided to cancel the April & May club nights and postpone the Bocardo Autosolo. We hope to reschedule the Autosolo later in the year when the situation has hopefully improved. All Autosolo competitors will be offered a full refund.
Bullnose Targa Rally 2020 Postponed
Due to the worsening situation re COVID-19 we are postponing the Bullnose Targa scheduled for June 28th.
We will contact the venues and try to book a provisional date for later in the year in the hope that things will have improved by then.
JLT Motorsport UK Club of the year 2019
Oxford Motor Club has come second in the JLT Motorsport UK Club of the year competition for 2019. Thanks to everyone in the club for making this possible. Here’s to even better years ahead.
Motorsport UK RS Clubman licence required from 2020
All competitors in Motorsport UK permitted events must now hold a Motorsport UK competition licence in addition to a club membership.
This is free of charge and is required to compete on Autosolos, Autotests, Trials, Cross Country and Road Rallying including 12 Cars and Scatters.
Please note: an RS Clubman licence is not required if you are already in possession of a current 2020 Competition licence.
You can apply for an RS Clubman licence here