Motorsport UK COVID-19 Update – 24th March
| Motorsport UK have today, in the light of Government advice, now extended the period of suspension of motorsport permits to the end of June. This effectively prevents our hoped for resumption with MG Live, that will therefore be postponed while we await developments and possible replacement dates.|
We will therefore hope that by June 1st, matters are becoming clearer and that we can perhaps see a resumption of MGCC Motorsport on July 1st. We will therefore plan that, if that looks a possibility, we will issue the Donington entry forms on June 1st, but again with the proviso that no monies will be taken until after July 1st when we hope for a green light for the MG Car Club’s Donington meeting on 11th/12th July.
In the meantime stay safe, isolate and let’s get this dreadful epidemic under control. Together we can beat it.
Please contact the Club’s Competitions Secretary,Mark Baulch, if you have any queries regarding the Club’s racing. Read more
Motorsport UK extends permit withdrawal 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. Read the full statement