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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 »

Motorsport UK and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have signed a new access agreement which will allow competitive four-wheeled rallying on NRW-managed land for the next three years until 2023.

For decades, NRW’s forests have played host to a range of motorsport, working effectively with Motorsport UK to stage events at every level of the sport, from grassroots to the iconic Wales Rally GB – Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

Motorsport UK is delighted to welcome the Electroheads e-kart Championship to the expanding Karting Pathway. After initial trial events in 2020, the brainchild of former Ferrari and Williams Formula One engineer Rob Smedley will become a fully-fledged Motorsport UK championship for the 2021 season. Read More »

Motorsport UK has announced that the sport can begin to resume in Scotland following the publication of further guidance from the governing body.

Following a successful restart across several home nations during the past month, Motorsport UK is moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track. From today, (Monday 10 August) motorsport can begin its resumption in Scotland after positive dialogue with Sport Scotland, the Scottish Government and relevant authorities.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the ‘Getting Back on Track’ guidelines from Motorsport UK, published ahead of the 4 July restart, while respecting government guidance on masks, face coverings and social distancing. Read More »

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 »