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Motorsport UK’s search for the first FIA Rally Star continues with the National Final this weekend (23 October) at the organisation’s new headquarters in the heart of ‘Motorsport Valley’.

Organised by the FIA in partnership with its member clubs, the global talent detection programme aims to find the next Sebastien Loeb, Ott Tänak, Sebastien Ogier or Thierry Neuville and has a real ‘grassroots to global’ concept, with qualifiers having already taken place in the UK earlier this year based around the WRC 9 video game on all platforms.

Thirty contestants aged between 17 and 26 years have been invited to Bicester Heritage to compete in the UK National Final. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainability after adopting the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.

The framework, which unites 270 signatories including sporting organisations and their communities in working towards the low carbon economy target established by global leaders with the Paris Agreement, has helped inform the development of the Motorsport UK Sustainability Strategy.

Participants of the framework commit to adherence with five key guiding principles, which are then incorporated into an individual organisation’s strategies, policies, and procedures, thus setting the stage for a wider dissemination of the message and long-term success. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce Pirelli will be the official tyre supplier to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA from 2022.

Pirelli’s involvement as the series’ tyre supplier will further Motorsport UK’s objective of aiding driver progression through the single-seater categories towards Formula 1. The Italian firm are involved at each stage of the FIA’s single-seater pathway and the opportunity for drivers to gain experience of the tyre compound from the outset of their junior careers furthers British Formula 4’s status as a globally recognised destination for driver development.

Mario Isola, Head of F1 and Car Racing at Pirelli said: “Encouraging and promoting the careers of young drivers has always been a central part of Pirelli’s philosophy in motorsport, helping to create a ladder of opportunity capable of bringing deserving talents from the grass roots all the way to the very top. Read More »

Motorsport UK is delighted to confirm the F4 British Championship certified by FIA will adopt TOCA’s new onboard signalling system onto its cars from the start of next season. The latest in cockpit safety electronics are being introduced across the British Touring Car Championship and TOCA support series from 2022 and British F4 is one of the first categories to commit to the new equipment.

The state-of-the-art visual display is a major new safety feature that will give Race Control a direct link to drivers, warning them of any yellow flag zones or red flag stoppages. Appropriately coloured LED lights will instantly appear on the instrument panel in the driver’s cockpit as an additional support to the traditional marshalling flags and light panels located around the circuit. Read More »

Following the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) trustee meeting on 19th August, Motorsport UK and the BMSTT would like to announce that Rod Parkin has been appointed as a new independent Trustee and will take up the position of Trust Chair with effect from 2nd November 2021.

The BMSTT is an established UK Registered Charity formed to improve safety and volunteer officials training for Motorsport UK regulated competition. Mr Parkin from Leeds in West Yorkshire began his motorsport career in 1964 and since then has built up a wealth of motorsport experience, including becoming International FIA Steward, member of the FIA Historic Commission and since 1977, Clerk of the Course for Trackrod Rally Yorkshire. Read More »

Motorsport UK, the governing body and membership organisation for UK motorsport, has today announced that it will become the organiser of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA for the next three years, with a bold vision for elevating the series.

2022 will see Motorsport UK’s introduction of the FIA’s second generation F4 car, incorporating key safety advancements. The governing body sees this shift in equipment as the right time to take the leadership role for British F4 and further develop the series as the definitive step for emerging talent building their experience and profile on the international stage. As part of the FIA single-seater pathway the championship will provide drivers with the all-important opportunity to earn Super Licence points that are crucial to reach the highest echelon on the professional ladder. Read More »

Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE HonFREng officially opened Motorsport UK’s new headquarters at Bicester Heritage today (Thursday 15th July), following the governing body’s relocation to the heart of the UK’s ‘motorsport valley’. Read More »

Motorsport UK is delighted to announce Enovation Consulting and Hexagon as two new partners for its Girls on Track UK programme. Both firms will support the governing body’s initiative to inspire girls to consider a future role within the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Read More »

Motorsport UK, the governing body and membership organisation for four-wheel motorsport in the UK, is pleased to announce that Karun Chandhok has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Chandhok brings a wealth of motorsport experience, as well as a track record of championing representation in the sport.

Chandhok is one of only two Indian drivers to have progressed to Formula 1. A multiple race winner and podium finisher in GP2 (now F2), he was a test driver for the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team in 2007 and 2008, before going on to race in Formula 1 for Hispania Racing and Team Lotus in 2010 and 2011. Read More »

Forestry England have advised Motorsport UK that motorsport will be allowed to resume on their estate from 30 September 2021.

Motorsport UK understands that the Forestry England’s estate has proven more popular than ever as restrictions ease and anticipate that this demand from the public will increase more over the summer ‘staycation’ months. Read More »