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.
This Year the Clubs AGM is on Friday 6th March at 19:30 hrs at Al’s Kitchen & Coffee shop 10 Thornbury Road Estover, PL6 7PP. This is your Chance to come and tell us how we are doing and what we are doing wrong. Or perhaps even join the Committee.
There is a 12 Car Meeting on the Thursday 27th February to plan this years 12 Car Series. This is your chance to come along and have your say about this years series. Time & Location: 7:30 pm at Al’s Kitchen & Coffee Shop Estover, PL6 7PP
Don’t Forget it’s the first of this Years Competitions this week with the Valentine Rally on Friday Night. It is starting from Als Cafe, Thornbury Rd, Plymouth PL6 7PP. Signing on from 8 pm. Contact Alf Chanter for more details on the Club Facebook page. Don’t forget if you are planning on entering either as Driver or a Navigator You will need a Motorsport UK RS Clubman Licence as a Minimum. You can apply online or on the night, If you already have one then we will need to see it on the night so do not forget it.
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1st and 8th February From 9am, at Al’s Cafe, Thornbury Road, Estover. We are organising a Social Morning to meet up and have Chat with fellow members over a drink or breakfast. . Join the club/Renew your membership. Help with applying for your license. Plus lots more. Plenty of parking, bring your pride and joy for others to see.