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Dear Motorsport friend and colleague,

My apologies if you have already received this email and this is a duplicate; however, I do not apologise for the dramatic title, as our industry and sport face a serious, immediate problem, which you can help resolve.

We have until 20 October to respond to this important EC consultation, details of which are attached. If we fail to secure the amendment we seek, the likely outcome is that all motorsport activity, in every EU Member State, will cease.

EVERYONE involved in the business and organisation of European motorsport needs to act NOW to overcome this genuine threat to our own future and that of our employees and the sport, from the unintended consequences of action taken by the European Commission (EC). Read More »


Centrepiece of the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320) is the stunning Aston Martin Vulcan – featuring an engine developed by Prodrive.

A broad range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient automotive technologies will also be showcased.

Supported by the GREAT Britain campaign

As the world’s principal trade organisation for Motorsport and High Performance Engineering, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) has partnered with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Innovate UK, Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to showcase some of the UK’s most innovative automotive technologies on the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320 – Hall 3), throughout Engine Expo 2016 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany – between 31 May and 2 June 2016. Read More »

Wednesday 9 March 2016 will see the launch of the NEW MIA Motorsport & Automotive Jobs Fair, attracting students, graduates and universities, to meet and engage with employers from the motorsport and automotive sectors.

This £9 billion UK motorsport industry – which employs nearly 50,000 people – continues to lead the world in this highly-competitive field, in spite of the attention of the world’s very best engineering companies. The innovative skills, fast-response processes and can-do attitude of this outstanding workforce makes it virtually unbeatable. The recent MIA Snapshot Business Survey highlighted that 95% of respondents had between one and five ‘motorsport-related’ vacancies. Read More »

The Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) 10th annual Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference enjoyed a record audience from the automotive, motorsport and wider high-performance engineering industry.

Enthusiastic discussions focused on such topics as future opportunities for autonomous racing, the entertainment vs. technology balance in motorsport and the continued exploitation of new cutting-edge technology and energy efficient capabilities of motorsport in parallel industry sectors.

Delivered in association with AVL, the event took place at Birmingham’s NEC on the eve of Autosport International (Wednesday 13 January 2016), with the MIA heralding the strong attendance as a positive sign for a successful 2016.

This is the world’s only conference focused on race-bred energy efficient innovation, and brought together internationally-recognised names from the automotive and motorsport worlds. This elite audience heard experts discuss the development trajectory for both sectors over the coming five to ten years. Read More »

The world-leading British motorsport industry has delivered another successful year in 2015, celebrating and recognising the achievements of the renowned supply chain at the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) annual Business Excellence Awards.

The event, which took place in Birmingham (Thursday 14 January 2016), as part of the prominent Autosport International Show, saw more than 500 guests from across the globe come together to recognise the achievements of the motorsport industry over the past 12 months. Read More »

Autosport16 Javid 1– Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP visited Autosport International today
– Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Innovation praised the importance of the UK motorsport industry to the economy
– Mr Javid also recognised the key international role that the UK motorsport industry plays
– Eight out of the 11 teams competing in the 2016 F1 World Championship are based in the UK’s ‘motorsport valley’
– The UK motorsport industry is worth £9billion, employs close to 50,000 people and has 4,000 motorsport companies
– Autosport International runs until Sunday 17th January. Tickets are still available from Read More »

The first-ever electric car to win the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb joins an increasingly strong line-up of innovations and panellists for the International Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference in association with AVL (formerly the Low Carbon Racing Conference).

This cornerstone event returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on Wednesday 13 January 2016. With more than 200 motorsport and automotive delegates from around the world expected to attend, it provides a unique opportunity to set the agenda for energy efficient racing over the next decade.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the central theme of the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference – ‘The Grid of the Future’ – will explore motorsport’s technological landscape in five and ten years’ time. It will also review the continued and widespread transfer of ‘race-bred’ innovations into parallel industrial sectors and the new business opportunities that such development will unlock. Read More »

The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) has announced a 57percent increase in the number of international members in the past two years. “We are a global trade organisation serving an international business sector, and welcome non-UK members”, said Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA.

Based in the UK, the MIA provides a platform for all its members to interact and work with one another to material benefit. The organisation has been pivotal in helping its members secure new business, whether through selling their engineering capabilities into new sectors, or reaching out to the MIA’s global business network. Major companies in automotive, defence, aerospace and marine, as well as those in the USA, India, Germany and China, are increasingly turning to MIA members for engineering solutions. Read More »

Donington Park will host a new School for Race Car and Race Bike Mechanics from 21 November 2015, in partnership with the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and the famous MTS of Monza in Italy. The top ten students will each get a placement in 2016 with a professional race team, giving them a head start in their motorsport careers.

The MIA Motorsport Technical School at Donington will give 40  students the chance to join these two, employer-supported programmes, studying for 160 hours over 12 weekends. Hands-on, pit garage practical and classroom courses will be led by successful, current race car and race bike mechanics, who will share their successful experience to help upcoming young talent. Read More »

Following the MIA’s Motorsport to Defence Supplier Showcase event at General Dynamics UK, in South Wales (July 2014), MIA member Williams Advanced Engineering has recently announced their new £17 million partnership with General Dynamics UK, on the AJAX backbone.

The MIA’s M2D Initiative was created in 2007, to help motorsport companies engage with the defence industry and maximise the business opportunities which existed between them.

Over the past eight years, the MIA has worked closely with defence companies to introduce the motorsport industry to the opportunities available within the defence sector. Read More »