|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.
Motorsport activities in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands are subject to prevailing government guidance in those devolved territories. At this time, motorsport as organised sport continues in Scotland, in accordance with Motorsport UK’s comprehensive restart guidance introduced on 4th July. Motorsport is currently suspended in Northern Ireland and Wales, as mandated by the respective devolved governments.
In respect of permits issued for non-elite events in England between 5th November and 2nd December, Motorsport UK confirms that those permits are now withdrawn. Organisers will need to reapply if they plan to hold the event at a later date.
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government and that of the devolved nations and ensure the motorsport community is updated.
Motorsport UK would like to thank the entire motorsport community for their resilience and hard work throughout the summer months to keep motorsport running and operating safely. During the coming weeks we will be working hard to ensure that as soon as government guidance allows, motorsport can safely resume once again. Motorsport UK
It is with Great Sadness that the Organisers of Watergate Bay Hillclimb have decided to cancel this years event.
Full Details on the Event Website: Event Statement – Watergate Bay Speed Hill Climb 2020
The Online Membership Form has been Temporarily Disabled while it is updated to take Card Payments. Hopefully it will be back up and running soon.
Tuesday 24 March 2020
In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.
This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.
In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.
Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-inforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives. Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport. When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.
Following the Announcement from Motorsport UK to Cancel all Motorsport Permits until April 30th this means that Plymouth Motor Club will not be Running any Events until at least May. That means Scatter Rally this Friday, this Months 12 Car, Next Months Comus Cup, and 12 Cars Rally will not be running.
It is with Great Regret that Due to the Current Situation regarding the Corona Virus and Motorsports UK decision to cancel all permits until April 30 we have had to Cancel this year’s Werrington Hillclimb.
It was felt that even if the ban was lifted on the 30th we could not put the event on at 2 days notice.
We will be in contact with Anyone who has entered to arrange refunds as applicable.
We hope that you understand the situation we are in and that this was not a decision that was taken lightly especially in view of the number of Entries we had received this Year.
If you want to compete in a Club Event Next year even as a Passenger then you will need to have a least a motorsport UK RS Clubman Licence as a minimum along with a valid Club Membership Form.
The link to the relevant motorsport UK web page is:
RS Clubman Licence.
Don’t Forget That it is the Club AGM this Friday, 1st March at The RAFA CLub, Plymouth.
Click here for Agenda.