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The motorsport community is urged to respond to the Welsh Government’s consultation on adopting closed-road motorsport legislation, which closes in one week’s time on 29 August.

The Motor Racing Regulations consultation document states: ‘This consultation is about proposals to bring into force Regulations that would specify those motor sport governing bodies which are authorised to issue permits under section 12B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (“the RTA”) for the purpose of motor racing on public highways in Wales. Section 12B(6) of the RTA requires the Welsh Ministers to list the motor sports governing bodies authorised to issue permits for the purposes of section 12B.’

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “As the governing body we urge Wales to adopt the closed-roads legislation already introduced in England. This would further enhance Wales’ reputation as a world-leading motorsport venue, known in particular for hosting the types of events that would benefit most from this new development.

“We strongly encourage all those in the motorsport community to respond to this consultation and to share it far and wide to maximise the response. Strong and positive feedback will deliver a clear message to the Welsh Government that this is a great opportunity to boost a proud part of the country’s sporting heritage.”

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