Motorsport in the UK is facing various challenges that could potentially affect the future of our sport. As the national governing body, our work is vital to its sustainability and the successful future development of motorsport in UK.
Fundamental to our mission is increasing awareness and visibility of motorsport, particularly the opportunities to participate at grassroots level, whether as a competitor or volunteer. Reaching out to new audiences in order to encourage diversity and inspire the next generation, with clearly defined pathways for both volunteers and competitors, is a key part of our strategy.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation, so every penny you spend with us is invested back into the sport. Your membership really does make a difference.
WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SPORT
Motorsport UK works closely with the UK Government, lobbying on behalf of the motorsport community to:
RESUME UK MOTORSPORT
Motorsport UK ensured that organised Permitted motorsport could resume in England from 29 March in accordance with restart protocols, which have guided the safe resumption of motorsport through the lifting of the two previous lockdowns.
LEGALISE CLOSED-ROAD MOTORSPORT
After a marathon campaign spanning successive governments, Motorsport UK secured a change to British law in 2017, which made it easier for closed-road motorsport events to take place in mainland Britain.
QUASH THE VNUK INSURANCE THREAT
Motorsport UK were delighted to announce that their considerable efforts alongside the UK government had been successful in removing the threat of the Vnuk EU Motor Insurance Directive.
- Securing continued access for motorsport across the publicly held forestry estate
- Campaigning for and securing closed roads motorsport across the UK
- Overcoming the existential threat of Vnuk legislation to UK motorsport
- Continuously improving the education of our volunteer community through the introduction of the online Learning Hub
- Bringing 15,000+ new grassroots club competitors within the community through the introduction of the free RS Clubman licence
- Developing and highlighting opportunities for female participation across the sport through campaigns such as Girls on Track
- Provision of 100,000+ items of PPE equipment to support clubs and event organisers as they restarted motorsport with enhanced safety measures
- Working with devolved governments across the UK to successfully restart motorsport following its suspension due to COVID-19
SUPPORT UK MOTORSPORT
Last year alone, our Learning and Development Team provided extensive training to 2,400 marshals across 51 training events. We welcomed thousands of new members to the Motorsport UK community with the introduction of our all-new karting pathway.
For as little as £2 a month, your membership helps us to:
SUPPORT AND REGULATE NEW TECHNOLOGY
Innovation is one of our key strategic pillars and creating a framework for Electrified Vehicles was a major element. During the first COVID-19 lockdown we raced ahead with the development of new regulations to enable electric and hybrid vehicles to compete at the grassroots level with other road cars.
TRAIN & RECRUIT MARSHALS & OFFICIALS
Our Learning and Development Team provide free training and resources to all marshals and officials across the sport. The 20,000 strong volunteering community play a vital role in ensuring motorsport events can take place. 2020 saw us implement a new online Learning Hub to further the personal development of our volunteers.
INSPIRE FUTURE GENERATIONS
Through our Academy and Girls on Track initiatives, we work with young people across the UK to demonstrate that motorsport and the Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) industries are viable career options for all. Our Cadet Marshalling scheme supports children aged 13 and over as they begin their volunteering journey.
SUPPORT GRASSROOTS CLUBS
Our 720 member clubs are the true heart of UK motorsport. We work directly with them to offer resources and support throughout the year. Immediately after the first COVID-19 national lockdown was announced, we put together a £1M Club Continuity Fund Package. The fund offered loans and grants to help sustain our clubs amid escalating financial uncertainty.
ENSURE MOTORSPORT REMAINS SAFE, FAIR AND FUN FOR ALL
Motorsport UK regulates sport to ensure that competition is safe, fun and fair for all. With members of our staff sitting on various committees, we work closely with the FIA (motorsport’s world governing body) on the latest safety regulations, equality and diversity initiatives and more.
PROMOTE THE SPORT
We exist to service, promote and grow the sport. Through media relations, outreach events and lobbying leading organisations we advocate UK motorsport and the thousands of passionate people involved in it.
Join today and be part of a 60,000+ and growing motorsport community helping promote, secure and sustain motorsport in the UK.
Your membership really does make a difference.