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In a landmark development for motorsport in Scotland, new laws have been signed permitting motorsport to take place on closed public roads, paving the way for prominent events like the Jim Clark Rally and Mull Rally to return to the annual calendar. Read More »

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In one of the most significant changes to the administration of motorsport in the UK, the governing body has adopted new articles of association, which bring it in line with Sport England’s Code of Governance and best practice. Motorsport Council Members voted unanimously to approve the new articles during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) at the Royal Automobile Club in London (12 March).

The new articles see the Motorsport UK Board become the ultimate decision-making body in the governance of UK motorsport. This has historically been the role of the Motorsport Council, who will now become the body that informs and advises the Board on key issues affecting motorsport, helping to shape strategy and promoting the sport in the UK. The Board will be made up of a greater proportion of independent non-executive directors, in addition to the members representing the sport’s direct interests. Read More »

The Vnuk insurance issue threatening motorsport took another positive turn today, as the European Parliament formally adopted a new proposal excluding motorsport from the Motor Insurance Directive (MID).

Vnuk is a 2014 European Curt judgement, ruling that the requirement for compulsory insurance should cover any use of a vehicle, so long as that use is consistent with the normal function of the vehicle. This would require all competition cars in motorsport to have compulsory third party insurance.

In January, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) approved a report recommending that motorsport should not be impacted by Vnuk. Today, the Parliament formally adopted the amended proposal by 562 votes to 36, with 19 abstentions. Read More »

In a positive development for motorsport, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) has approved a report concerning the review of the Motor Insurance Directive (MID), recommending that motorsport should not be impacted by Vnuk, an insurance issue that has been looming over the sport since 2014.

Vnuk is a European Court judgement that has been threatening the future of all EU motorsport. It ruled that member states must look again at how they enacted EU motor insurance law in each country; the court’s interpretation would require all motorsport vehicles to have compulsory third party motor insurance. Read More »

Enniskillen Motor Club was recognised for the quality of its six annual events and its vibrant role in the local community. Established in 1964, the club now runs two successful stage rallies, the May Day Stages and Lakeland Stages, plus a navigation rally, a rally time trial, an autotest and a sprint. Read More »

Motorsport UK welcomes the news that Transport Scotland has launched a public consultation on proposals to enable motorsport on closed public roads. Read More »

The rebrand from the MSA to Motorsport UK signals a shift in the governing body’s emphasis, putting the promotion of the sport and customer service at the forefront of its mission. This represents a fundamental repurposing of the organisation as it seeks to grow the sport and better serve its members.

The new name, Motorsport UK, and the more striking visual identity with its modern typeface and bold colour palette, will make the governing body more identifiable and relevant to new audiences, providing a better platform from which to market and grow the sport. Read More »