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Motorsport is well and truly #BackOnTrack, with two successful weekends behind us and the continual confirmation of events within the new sporting calendar.

Glorious sunshine heralded the return last weekend of Autosolos, Autotests, Circuit Racing, Cross Country and Karting events throughout the British Isles. Following the resumption of the sport in England and Jersey, the island of Guernsey held its first motorsport activity since the coronavirus pandemic began. We can also look forward to motorsport resuming in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man during the next few weeks. Read More »

Motorsport UK has today (Thursday 9 July) announced that the discipline of Rallying will now restart in the UK following the distribution of the governing body’s latest sporting guidance.

Motorsport resumed across the British Isles on Saturday 4 July with 12 events signalling the resumption of motorsport after a 110-day sabbatical, due to the coronavirus outbreak. There are a further 160 events set to be held throughout July, across eight different motorsport disciplines with British championships also resuming in August. Read More »

Last weekend saw a successful return for motorsport on British shores, as competitive action resumed once again. 12 events signalled the resumption of motorsport on the opening weekend, after 110 days since the sport was stopped in its tracks by the coronavirus pandemic.

Proceedings got underway on Saturday 4 July with Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers waving the green flag at Castle Combe for the BARC Championship Race Meeting. Further racing action took place at Snetterton and Cadwell Park circuits, with wheel-to-wheel Karting competition at Forest Edge in Winchester and Sorel Point in Jersey. After his visit to Castle Combe, Hugh Chambers hotfooted it to the South Oxon Motor Club meeting for the first Autotest in the country since the restart. Read More »

110 days after being stopped in their tracks, motorsport circuits and venues will once again reverberate to the sound of competition this weekend (4/5 July), as Motorsport UK restarts engines across the country.

Following the suspension of all event permits on 17 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Motorsport UK has been working hard behind the scenes to restart four-wheeled competition as soon as it could be considered safe to do so. From Saturday 4 July, motorsport will resume, with 12 events set to be held throughout Britain on the opening weekend. Read More »

Motorsport UK is gearing up for a return to competition, with the sport resuming this weekend (4 July). Following the announcement earlier this month of the £50,000 complimentary provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support events through the resumption of the sport, Motorsport UK has been busy working behind the scenes to prepare, pack and distribute supplies to clubs across the British Isles. Read More »

* FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars: an innovative project from the FIA and its Women in Motorsport Commission to detect and nurture the female racing talent of the future.
* The project, in association with its first partner, Scuderia Ferrari, aims to identify the best 12-16 year old female drivers from around the world and help them reach a professional career in motorsport at the most critical age of development. Read More »

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from 4 July, it is inviting permit applications from 1 June.

Motorsport is currently suspended throughout the UK until 30 June 2020. Following ongoing positive dialogue with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and having set out its strategy and anticipated conditions for restarting motorsport disciplines, the governing body is now moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the guidelines of Motorsport UK, while respecting government guidance on social distancing. Read More »

Motorsport UK has issued full Electrified Vehicle technical and safety regulations for the first time as part of its focus on creating a sustainable future for the sport.

One of Motorsport UK’s key investment pillars focuses on innovation, and a framework for Electrified Vehicles has been in development as a major element of this investment. There are now clear plans to roll out training and allow the new regulations to be implemented. Motorsport UK is the first motorsport National Governing Body to fully develop regulations in this area.

The framework and regulations are developed by the Motorsport UK Executive and Technical Committee, with assistance from industry experts, and they cater for all types of Electrified Vehicles including hybrid and full battery electric. They will now allow Motorsport UK to create new future categories for motorsport competition. Read More »

Motorsport UK, the national governing body of four-wheel motorsport, today announced a £1 million funding package to help its clubs address the financial consequences of COVID-19.

The funding is one of a number of measures that it is implementing to offset the economic impact that the global pandemic has wrought across the sport. Read More »

It is with regret that Motorsport UK is suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until at least 30th April 2020. This suspension follows the latest guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. This position will be constantly reviewed given prevailing information. Read More »