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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 »

Motorsport UK has today (Tuesday 16 March) announced its involvement in the FIA Rally Star programme, an initiative to find the next generation of World Rally Champions.

FIA Rally Star is a worldwide detection programme that will take the best undiscovered talent from around the globe from rallying at home to the FIA World Rally Championship – with the ultimate prize of a seat in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship. Within the programme the governing body for motorsport in the UK is excited to embark on its search for the next top rally driver from across the home nations.

The UK has a long association with rallying and has been the proving ground for many of the country’s top rally drivers, including Colin McRae, Richard Burns and more recently Elfyn Evans, Kris Meeke and 2019 FIA European Rally Champion Chris Ingram. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce that organised Permitted motorsport can resume in England with effect from 29 March, subject to local restrictions and in accordance with its own Restart Guidance. Read More »

On Sunday evening (21 February), Motorsport UK hosted its first virtual Night of Champions to celebrate the 2020 season – a year like no other. Traditionally, the awards ceremony is held at the Royal Automobile Club in London, but this year the prize-giving was beamed to homes across the UK on Facebook and YouTube, with this virtual edition bringing the entire motorsport community together for the first time. Read More »

Motorsport UK is delighted to announce to its community the news that its considerable efforts alongside the UK government to defeat the threat of the Vnuk insurance issue have been successful.

In a press release issued earlier today, the Department for Transport confirmed that it is taking the necessary steps to exempt the UK – and consequently UK motorsport – from the implications of the EU Motor Insurance Directive.

The news will be met with enormous support and relief by everyone in the UK motorsport community, as the sport will no longer be vulnerable to the requirement for insurance even on private land for a wide range of ‘vehicles’. The EU rules would have meant any motorsport collision in the UK involving vehicles from karting to F1 would have been treated as regular road traffic accidents requiring insurance. The financial implications would have posed an existential threat to motorsport, risking tens of thousands of jobs in the process. Read More »