Motorsport returns in the UK this weekend


Motorsport returns in the UK this weekend

Motorsport events are up and running again in the UK this weekend – 110 days after the suspension of all event permits on 17 March, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twelve events are taking place across the UK on this, the re-start of the 2020 motorsports calendar, including kart meetings at Forest Edge near Winchester and Sorel Point in Jersey.

A further 160 event permits have already been granted by Motorsport UK for the month of July, with an exciting mix of events spanning eight different disciplines this month – namely karting, sprints, hill climbs, autotests, autosolos, circuit racing, time attack and cross country 4X4 events.

Furthermore, to help clubs and events in the first few months of the restart, Motorsport UK has made available £50,000 of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help volunteers to perform their roles safely.

We have been fully focused on the day when our members can safely return to competing in motorsport,” said Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers.

“After weeks of detailed planning we are delighted to see so many events up and down the country in the calendar for July. Our thanks must go to all the clubs, the officials, volunteers, marshals, medical teams and emergency crews for their tireless efforts to help get the sport running once again.

“Not only is it important for our competitors, but it is also vital for the venues, teams and everyone who works in the industry who rely on their income from motorsport. We are in the initial phase of reigniting the sport and we look forward to working with our community in the coming weeks to put motorsport back on track once again.”

Members of the UK motorsports community are encouraged to share their news and activities on social media by connecting with @OurMotorsportUK and using the hashtags #OurMotorsportUK and #BackOnTrack

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