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.
The following change is to be made to the official regulations already published in accordance with Motorsport UK general regulation D11.1.3. This change is to be implemented immediately
2020 Scottish Sprint & Hillclimb Championship
Championship Permit:- CH2020/SO26 (Grade D)
Championship Bulletin No 01
The following change is to be made to the official regulations already published for the above Championship and in accordance with Motorsport UK general regulation D11.1.3. This change is to be implemented immediately.
Reason: Force Majeure
The Landowner ( NSKC) has a contractual agreement with another event and are therefore unable to give us the date as advertised.
Current Regulation: Golspie Rounds 12 &13
12th & 13th September
Revised Regulation : Golspie Rounds 12 &13
NEW DATE 5th & 6th September
A copy of the Bulleitn can be found here: 026 – Bulletin 01 issued
MOTOR SPORTS COUNCIL APPENDIX A5
Changes to Section S Motorsport UK Yearbook (Blue Book) 2019
It seems that an element of text relating to cars self-starting has been missed out of section S of this year’s Motorsport UK Yearbook (Blue Book). This was approved by Council in September 2017 for inclusion now, and a copy of the relevant notice is linked below.
S 7.1.6a The requirement to make a declaration of alternative procedures if a car is not self-starting is not new. But it may have been overlooked by competitors, and some entry forms may not already have made it clear that the declaration is mandatory.
S 10.3.3 Should read: “Must be provided with a means of starting which does not involve push starting, or the use of external equipment or personnel, except in the case of force majeure unless period defined or vehicles in possession of a competition Car Log Book or Vehicle Passport prior to 31 December 2018”. This means that all new builds with a Competition Car Log Book or Vehicle Passport issued from 1 January 2019 must have onboard operational starters and batteries to permit self-starting.
S 10.3.3.1. This is a new paragraph: “Any connections to assist the starting of the car must be either in the driver’s cockpit or at the tail of the car requiring a horizontal connection”. This means that external jack plug sockets must face to the rear so that in the event of the car starting in gear, the connection will pull out safely.
A copy of these changes can be downloaded here: 08 – Appendix A5 – Speed Events Committee Action Sheet – Approved