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.
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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