Motofest Coventry will become the first speed event organised under the new closed-roads legislation in England when it brings competitive motorsport to the city on 2-3 June.

A series of time trial events drawn from the British Automobile Racing Club’s (BARC) various championships will run on a sprint circuit carved out of Coventry’s ring road. It will be the first time a UK city centre has seen competitive motorsport since the Birmingham Superprix in 1990.

Motofest Coventry has been working closely with the MSA and Coventry City Council since last April. Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “The MSA is delighted to have issued an Event Organising Permit for this year’s Motofest Coventry, which will be the first Speed event organised under the new closed-roads legislation in England.

“The organisers took exactly the right approach by fully engaging with us before embarking on detailed plans and it has been a pleasure working with them to make this exciting competitive event happen. Suffice it say that we very much look forward to heading to Coventry in June for what is an important event for a city whose heritage lies in the motor industry.”

James Noble, Motofest Coventry Festival Director, added: “The Motofest Coventry team would like to thank the MSA, Coventry City Council and the BARC for all their support and assistance in enabling us to bring competitive motorsports to Coventry, the UK’s spiritual home of motoring.”

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