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In a move designed to support two-wheel-drive and historic competitors, the Motor Sports Association (MSA) has relaxed its position to allow for split fields and more flexible seeding in stage rallying.

In 2015, the MSA reinforced the principle of running a single field, seeded in performance order. However, three years’ progress with rally safety has allowed the governing body to issue new guidelines for running two fields, including a provision to run the first field in reverse seeded order and also to seed by class. Read More »

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Thousands of spectators enjoyed a successful Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton (22 April), the first closed-road event organised under new legislation in England.

Melvyn Evans and co-driver Sean Hayde made history by winning the inaugural event, organised by Chelmsford Motor Club and a team of 500 marshals and officials. Hugh Hunter and Rob Fagg took second, while Kevin Proctor and Andrew Roughead completed the podium.

An estimated 3500 people visited the service areas in Clacton-on-Sea, while 2500 more witnessed the competitive action from the spectator areas. Read More »

New MSA Chairman, David Richards CBE, outlined his vision for the future of UK motorsport during the Motorsport Safety Fund Watkins Lecture at Autosport International today (12 January).

During a wide-ranging speech to an audience of 500 members of the motor sport community, Richards reflected on both the challenges and opportunities facing the sport over the next five years. Read More »

One of the country’s most knowledgeable aviation speakers, the former Chairman of Aston Martin and previously undiscovered recordings of long lost TV shows make a fascinating programme of spring lectures at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Starting the season on Saturday January 20th will be Controlling 9/11 with Phil Holt, who has over 40 years’ experience as an air traffic controller and was on duty on September 11th 2001 when the world changed forever with the attacks on New York and Washington. Read More »

– David Richards CBE, founder of world leading motorsport and technology business Prodrive, to speak at the prestigious lecture for the second time
– Named after the late FIA F1 Safety and Medical Delegate Professor Sid Watkins, the lecture will be held at 11:15am on Friday 12th January
– The Watkins lecture is run by Motorsport Safety Fund
– Autosport International will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, from 11-14 January 2018*
– Autosport International is part of Motorsport Network’s UK title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers
– Tickets to the show are available from: autosportinternational.com Read More »

Leading motorsport and technology company chief and former World Rally Championship-winning co-driver David Richards is to deliver the 2018 Motorsport Safety Fund’s Watkins Lecture at the Autosport International show.

The Prodrive chairman, who was appointed a CBE for his services to motorsport, will deliver the lecture, named after the late FIA Formula One Safety & Medical Delegate Professor Sid Watkins, less than a fortnight after taking over as chairman of UK motor sport’s governing body, the Motor Sports Association (MSA). Read More »

• Local heroes celebrated at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
• Evans, Grist, Llewellin, Mills and Richards among those being hailed
• Meet the legends in Chester and at Cholmondeley Castle
• Tickets on sale with significant savings for those booking now

Top Welsh rally legends will be honoured during next month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29 October), Britain’s prestigious round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

David Richards CBE, one of the motorsport industry’s most globally successful figures, has been selected as Chairman-elect of UK governing body the Motor Sports Association (MSA).

Richards will assume the position of Non-Executive Chairman from 1 January 2018, succeeding Alan Gow, who steps down on 31 December 2017 after 12 years in the role. The appointment follows a thorough process led by a professional search firm, in conjunction with a panel comprising Non-Executive Directors of the MSA. Read More »