From Claire Kirkpatrick (Head of Club & Community Development at Motorsport UK):
On Wednesday 18th May at 19:00, Motorsport UK will be hosting a webinar to provide guidance on how best to support and recruit new volunteers.
In the 2021 club consultation, clubs told Motorsport UK the biggest challenge they face is recruiting volunteers, find out about resources being developed to support clubs. As well as top tips and discussions about the recruitment and retention of volunteers along with ideas for celebrating National Volunteers Week. You can register to attend the webinar here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7biPyIp_RqShC3nrrI_3Yw
If your club has any volunteer top tips or good practice stories, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
An email from Motorsport UK:
This weekend sees the long-awaited return of motorsport, with over 25 events covering seven different disciplines being held across the Easter weekend in England and Guernsey. Events in other devolved nations look set to follow in the coming weeks.
Motorsport UK have produced this short Competitor Guidance video to help you prepare for the start of the season. Please take some time to watch the video and familiarise yourself with the guidance and regulations to ensure we can all enjoy a safe and successful season.
PLEASE WATCH – Return to Motorsport: Competitor Guidance
Continue reading “Return to Motorsport: Competitor Guidance – 1 April 2021”
For those that have not seen it, this email from Motorsport UK arrived this morning:
Rewriting the rules
We want you to have your say
As you may have seen in the February edition of Revolution, Motorsport UK is embarking on its biggest reform of the National Competition Rules, with a view to implementation by 1st January 2023.
The aim of the process is to examine, simplify, and modernise the existing regulations, bringing improvements in structure and ensuring compatibility with the International Sporting Code and Motorsport UK’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
The new regulations must reflect the views of the community, therefore Motorsport UK is embarking on a period of consultation with its membership. We want you to have your say. Continue reading “Motorsport UK – Rewriting the rules”
Motorsport UK is pleased to announce that organised Permitted motorsport can resume in England with effect from 29 March, subject to local restrictions and in accordance with its own Restart Guidance.
This confirmation follows the announcement on 22 February by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the third lockdown imposed on 4 January will be lifted, and formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies. Continue reading “Motorsport UK confirms motorsport will restart in England from 29 March”
Motorsport UK hails Government plan to quash the EU ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law a “significant victory”
Motorsport UK is delighted to announce to its community the news that its considerable efforts alongside the UK government to defeat the threat of the Vnuk insurance issue have been successful.
In a press release issued earlier today, the Department for Transport confirmed that it is taking the necessary steps to exempt the UK – and consequently UK motorsport – from the implications of the EU Motor Insurance Directive. Continue reading “Motorsport UK hails Government plan to quash the EU ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law a “significant victory””
Your invitation to the 2021 Motorsport UK Virtual Night of Champions
Motorsport UK is delighted to invite you to the inaugural Virtual Night of Champions this evening at 19.00.
Click HERE to watch on our Facebook page
Click HERE to watch on our YouTube channel Continue reading “2021 Motorsport UK Virtual Night of Champions – 21 February 2021”
For anyone who has not seen it elsewhere, here is the statement from Motorsport UK issued on Monday 2nd November:
Dear motorsport colleagues,
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.
Email received this evening:
Following our previous communications, we are writing to you with further clarification on the use of face masks and coverings at Motorsport UK events.
Since the last update on Monday 14 September, we have engaged with our community including stakeholders from all disciplines. We have also received important feedback from a recent Motorsport UK Webinar which saw over 400 senior officials from across the sport discuss the issue and the ongoing evolution of the sport. From the consultation, a further guidance chart has been produced to clarify the usage of masks and coverings in the specific areas within a motorsport event.
We need to once again reiterate that motorsport needs to be in the best possible position to withstand the ever-changing conditions. However, we can only continue while we playing its part in maintaining the safest possible environment, as we have all been doing so far. We must look after our community and most vulnerable and prevent the transmission of the virus and its impact on our sport.
The revised measures are effective from Thursday 17 September and further details will be found in an updated version of our COVID-19 Q&A, available on the COVID-19 section of our website in due course.
READ THE GUIDANCE FOR THE WEARING OF FACIAL COVERINGS
An email from Motorsport UK on 14th September 2020:
I am writing to you following feedback from our members on the changes to the use of face masks and coverings, available here. During the past few days we have received plenty of feedback, most of which strongly endorses the approach taken, and we have also listened to people’s suggestions for further refinement. Continue reading “COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance – email from Motorsport UK”
Information from Motorsport UK – the video is probably worth looking at for rally competitors and marshals.
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||Motorsport UK <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart
|We hope everyone has enjoyed the opening month of motorsport’s resumption. During these past four weeks, we have successfully run over 150 events across eight different disciplines in five different regions of the British Isles. Without your dedication, enthusiasm, time and support, none of this would have been possible. We would like to thank everyone in our community – our member clubs, officials, marshals, teams and competitors – for a constructive and truly collaborative approach to the safe and successful return of motorsport.
This weekend marks a new month and the next phase of our restart plans. Not only are there two Grands Prix at Silverstone, where over 420 volunteers will come together to help make the races possible, August will also see the start of our British Championships. The British Touring Car Championship, British F4 series and British GT Championship all get underway this weekend with the British Kart, British Rallycross and British Autotest Championships following suit later this month.
As well as the British titles, an increased number of permits are being allocated across the UK, with a further 312 being issued for next month so far.
Motorsport can only operate if we continue to follow the relevant guidance. This can be found at motorsportuk.org/restart
We encourage everyone to follow the Motorsport UK and applicable government guidelines. Whether you are a volunteer, competitor or team member, please be advised that you must maintain a distance of 2 metres. If 2 metres cannot be achieved, a face mask must be worn, even if operating outside.
Please respect the officials enforcing the guidance – they are simply maintaining a safe environment for all.
A reminder to all competitors that if you are ‘ok’ following an incident, please give the ‘thumbs-up’ signal when approached by a marshal.
Two posters are now available from Motorsport UK to convey the above messages. These can be downloaded from the Document Library.
Please do not invite any non-essential personnel to events.
If you are running a team, we recommend you bring a supply of PPE and sanitising products for your personnel. Please wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser and clean common touchpoints regularly.
Signing-on Declarations for Pre-event Scrutineering
It is important to ensure that the Chief Scrutineer has sight of the pre-event declarations in good time before the event to enable them to review a percentage of the forms and plan any spot checks that may be required throughout the day.
Remember that competitors should not be required to assemble in a single location with their vehicles for scrutineering, but spot checks can be undertaken at any time during the event, including in the assembly area. Any issues found in these spot checks will need to be rectified before the vehicle continues in the event.
Marshals’ Upgrade Assessments
We have received a number of questions regarding assessments and wish to clarify the situation. The person carrying out the assessment would be classed as an additional person, supplementary to requirements for the safe functioning of that post. For this reason, whilst social distancing measures remain in place, marshal upgrade assessments must not be undertaken. Should assessments for upgrade purposes need to be postponed until 2021, all previously achieved event attendance and training signatures will remain valid.
Rallying Restart Guidance
Rallying as a discipline was given the green light earlier this month, and now Motorsport UK has created a guidance video to help everyone understand the changes we have to undertake. Following our announcement, FIA World Rally Championship powerhouse M-Sport launched a brand new event to be held at Greystoke in Cumbria. This will be held on 22 August and will be the first rally to implement our new guidelines.
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9g14e0Jtsg
|We fully appreciate the feedback we receive after events and the information gathered from the COVID-19 Officer reports. With each weekend, we are continually evolving and finding new ways to safely run our sport. In our guidance updates, we share those learnings and remind our community of the key information to help the future organisation of events.
We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of the community for your support. We look forward to an exciting summer of motorsport ahead.
Have a safe and successful weekend.