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After comprehensive stakeholder consultation and an independent review, Forestry England today announces that motorsport will continue to benefit from access to the nation’s forests.

The review highlighted a number of areas of mutual interest between Forestry England and motorsports and all parties agreed to collaborate closely, evolve working practices and sustain motorsport in the forest. Read More »

Motorsport UK are delighted to announce a new multi-year title partnership for the British Kart Championships with Wera Tools, one of Europe’s leading tool manufacturers, joining the series. Britain’s premier karting championships will now be known as the Wera Tools British Kart Championships. Read More »

Motorsport UK is delighted to announce that Alex Kalinauckas and Jack Clayden are the latest recipients of the Young Journalist and Young Photographer of the Year Awards.

The Motorsport UK judges were impressed by the high standard of submissions from 2020 applicants. And after much deliberation from the judging panel, comprised of media professionals and past winners, Alex Kalinauckas from Autosport scooped the journalist title, while freelance photographer Jack Clayden claimed the photographic honour. Read More »

Motorsport UK are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Volunteer Awards. The past 12 months have included some of the most challenging and demanding in the sport’s history, and to acknowledge this, two further awards have been created to honour the incredible efforts of the UK motorsport volunteer community.

Rallycross organiser Jordine Crooks has been named the 2020 Volunteer of the Year, while the Club of the Year goes to the Bugatti Owners Club. In the two new categories, the Harold Palin Memorial Stage Rally team and Jonathan Millar will receive the Organising Team of the Year and Community Supporter of the Year respectively. All four winners will receive a prestigious Motorsport UK trophy, a cheque for £1000 to both organisations, £500 to both individuals, as well as a year-long subscription to Motorsport News. Read More »

Motorsport UK are delighted to announce that entries are open for the 2020 Young Journalist and Young Photographer of the Year Awards.

Established in 2002, the governing body’s young media awards are designed to encourage and inspire the next generation of reporters and photographers working within UK motorsport.

An expert panel will consider the applications, with each winner receiving a trophy, a cheque for £1,000 and exclusive opportunities to work with Motorsport UK. Winners will also receive one year’s provisional membership of the Guild of Motoring Writers (GoMW), the world’s largest association of automotive editorial professionals. Read More »

Motorsport UK confirms that the sport will resume in England with effect from 2 December, subject to local restrictions.

This confirmation follows the announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the second lockdown imposed on 4 November will be lifted as planned, and sport may restart in line with the regional tier system. Furthermore, venues in Tier 1 and Tier 2 regions will be allowed to admit spectators on a limited basis.

Motorsport UK will resume the sport in accordance with its Getting Back on Track protocols, which have guided the safe resumption of motorsport since the lifting of the first lockdown on 4 July. The governing body will also liaise with the DCMS and stakeholders to ensure the application of the spectator guidelines by clubs and venues. Read More »

Following today’s announcement by government of their support package for sports impacted by the loss of spectator revenues, Motorsport UK can confirm that a loan fund of £6 Million is to be made available to the principal circuit venue operators in England.

The UK governing body for motorsport worked closely with the operators to provide a detailed assessment of the impact of lost revenue from spectators to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This study was with specific focus on the long-term viability of these venues, in recognition of how vital they are to the infrastructure of the sport. Read More »

Motorsport UK has concluded the tender it launched on 7 September in relation to the promotion and organisation of the British Superkart Championship and the British Superkart Grand Prix.

Following a detailed review of the category it has been decided that the governing body will take on the organisation of the Championship and Grand Prix for a period of three years, with the operational support of Super Karting UK.

This long-term commitment to the future of superkarting is intended to build a stronger structure, and to invest in the promotion and growth of the sport. In the event that the organisation of the championship yields a profit, this will be invested back into the marketing and promotion of long circuit karting. Read More »

Motorsport UK has consulted on the implications for motorsport in England with the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the plan to enter a four-week national lockdown on Thursday 5th November.

The governing body confirms that following DCMS guidance it must suspend all non-elite motorsport until 2nd December. Selected elite events officially recognised by the DCMS, which include the British Touring Car Championship, will be permitted to continue. Read More »

Motorsport UK, the governing body for four-wheeled motorsport in the UK, has today announced the provision of a further supply of complementary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support its clubs and volunteers, underlining the importance of adhering to its Face Covering guidance.

This additional supply follows the successful distribution of equipment by Motorsport UK to over 460 events announced on 10th June, for use throughout the initial phase of the resumption of motorsport in July and August. The response from the clubs, officials and competitors to the face covering requirements has been outstanding and has played a large part in the sport’s continued ability to run events safely.

During October, all events with a Motorsport UK permit will be provided with masks for use by club officials and personnel. 20,000 units will be available to events across the British Isles, matching the initial quantity of face coverings distributed in June. Additionally, Motorsport UK will also be providing hand sanitiser to be used by the volunteers on each event. Read More »