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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:25 pm

Motorsport UK COVID-19 Update
It is with regret that Motorsport UK is suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until at least 30th April 2020. This suspension follows the latest guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. This position will be constantly reviewed given prevailing information.

As the National Governing Body, we would ask all Motorsport UK members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time.

We thank all of our members, organisers, officials, volunteers, staff and their families for their support during these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume sporting activity as soon as we are able. We also have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.

David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, explained, “Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required. The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people. However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.

“The situation is very fluid and we will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and hope that we can resume the annual motorsport calendar at the opportune moment. In the immediate short term our efforts need to be focused on ensuring that the industry that backs up the sport has the financial support that it requires from the Government in order that it can be sustained beyond this extraordinary scenario.”

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:01 pm

Chuffin' 'eck! I see the country's "social comfort state" 'as just bin raised t' MILDLY CROSS, last time were Cuban missile crisis, afore that were blitz.

Nowt t' do but hurry up an' wait fer more news an' git back in garage t' self isolate. Bleddy nora I'll be polishin' next!😳😁



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Post by Rattling » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:51 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Chuffin' 'eck! I see the country's "social comfort state" 'as just bin raised t' MILDLY CROSS, last time were Cuban missile crisis, afore that were blitz.

Nowt t' do but hurry up an' wait fer more news an' git back in garage t' self isolate. Bleddy nora I'll be polishin' next!😳😁
Indeed 😁 A great opportunity to get on with the projects 🏎🏎 next year will be very competitive!


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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:46 am

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.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:52 am

Now that three months of the seven have been lost to government instructions, how do you think the organisations to which we have gifted cash will ponder a refund pro-rata?



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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:01 am

Probably not...


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Post by scimjim » Thu May 07, 2020 5:05 pm

https://www.motorsportuk.org/getting-mo ... 8bc291d68c

Getting motorsport back on track
Thursday 07 May 2020
Motorsport UK, like other sports governing bodies, has been planning how it will be possible to restart our sport in the not too distant future – whilst working within the prevailing government guidelines. As official government communications begin to indicate a gradual release of the lockdown, we need to plan how to best resume our activities as quickly as we can.

Currently motorsport is suspended throughout the UK until 30th June 2020 in order to protect the NHS and save lives. This is in line with practically every sport in the country.

This planning is being undertaken in consultation with a wide selection of stakeholders including the specialist committees of each sport discipline. The organisation is actively modelling how each of the sport’s eleven different competition categories could potentially begin to restart motorsport when it is safe and practical to do so.

Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers commented, “I thank all of the motorsport community for supporting the need to suspend our activities; we appreciate just how difficult this has been for many individuals and organisations. Our goal is to get the sport running again as fast as practically possible. We are working with the government (DCMS) and have led the development of a detailed plan that can be used by clubs, officials, venues and competitors to manage events safely and successfully.

“We are fortunate that our sport takes place in large outdoor environments, so that with practical measures in place, much of motorsport should be able to resume. We will all need to modify the way we have worked in the past and accept these changes in a collaborative and constructive way. I am sure that the ingenuity and passion of the motorsport community will allow us to navigate the essential requirements to keep everyone safe, but at the same time allow our sport to get going again.”


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Post by PeterSM » Tue May 19, 2020 8:29 am

There is now an update here:
https://www.motorsportuk.org/restart/?m ... a93bc98ac0
This looks as if Motorsport can restart. However there are a number of further factors that need to be confirmed. Not least of which is the current pressure on paramedics.
I will try to get a clearer picture particularly around Curborough and post here.


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Post by philhoward » Tue May 19, 2020 9:48 am

I see Prescott are looking at the possibility of restarting in July.


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Post by scimjim » Tue May 19, 2020 10:02 am

RESTART OF HILL CLIMBING AT PRESCOTT SPEED HILL CLIMB

As with all venue operators and event organisers, The Bugatti Owners’ Club has received detailed communication from Motorsport UK with regards to the restart of motorsport following the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We are now working with our in-house experts and sub-committees to review these documents in anticipation of hill climbing potentially recommencing at Prescott from July onwards.

Competition will only recommence if we believe we can do so in strict compliance with government and Motorsport UK guidelines, and this will take a little while to establish before a full and detailed statement can be made and hopefully an announcement of a revised calendar for the second half of this year.

However, all competitors, marshals, officials and spectators should be aware that when motorsport restarts at Prescott there will have to be significant format changes in order to comply with social distancing requirements. The safety and well-being of all visitors to Prescott is of utmost importance to the Club and we are now working to ensure we can implement new systems of working in order to deliver safe and socially distance compliant events.

In the meantime, as ever, we thank all Club Members, Competitors, Marshals, Officials and Supporters for their ongoing support for the BOC and our wonderful venue.

Stay Safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to Prescott very soon.

Gemma Price

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Post by scimjim » Wed May 20, 2020 11:06 am

Motorsport UK, like other sports governing bodies, has been planning how it will be possible to restart our sport in the not too distant future – whilst working within the prevailing government guidelines.
Motorsport is currently suspended throughout the UK until 30th June 2020 in order to protect the NHS and save lives. This is in line with practically every sport in the country.
As the UK Government has now announced a gradual release of the lockdown, Motorsport UK is communicating our plan on how to best resume our activities as quickly as we can while under some restrictions.
This planning has been undertaken in consultation with a wide selection of stakeholders including the specialist committees of each sport discipline.
The organisation has been actively modelling how each of the sport’s eleven different competition categories could potentially begin to restart motorsport when it is safe and practical to do so.
We want to thank all of the motorsport community for supporting the need to suspend our activities; we appreciate just how difficult this has been for many individuals and organisations.
Our goal is to get the sport running again as fast as practically possible. We are working with the government (DCMS) and have led the development of a detailed plan that can be used by clubs, officials, venues and competitors to manage events safely and successfully.
We are fortunate that our sport takes place in large outdoor environments, so that with practical measures in place, much of motorsport should be able to resume. We will all need to modify the way we have worked in the past and accept these changes in a collaborative and constructive way. I am sure that the ingenuity and passion of the motorsport community will allow us to navigate the essential requirements to keep everyone safe, but at the same time allow our sport to get going again.


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Post by Nick » Wed May 20, 2020 1:34 pm

Interesting debate on Facebook Classic Marques


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Post by red rocket » Thu May 21, 2020 10:14 am

A significant factor in this will be what other services manage to do. For those who travel to events, access to meals, hotels and a small beer need to be considered.


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Post by Nick » Thu May 21, 2020 4:22 pm

Early days, but sounds like a 6 pack and a tent :roll:


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Post by philhoward » Thu May 21, 2020 4:50 pm

Nick wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Early days, but sounds like a 6 pack and a tent :roll:
And a moat :mrgreen:


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