The highest authority in world motor sport is the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) whose regulations are consolidated in the International Sporting Code (ISC).
As the sole international governing body of motor sport, the FIA regulations create a level playing field for competitors, ensure that the sport is as safe as is reasonably possible and provide an independent means of arbitration when disputes arise.
As a member club of the FIA and by virtue of its status as the UK National Sporting Authority (ASN), the MSA has agreed to be bound by the Statutes of the FIA and uphold the rules of the ISC in its control of UK motor sport.
The FIA regulations govern any International status events held in the UK. The FIA also sets the regulations governing all competitors competing in an event of International status.
At the domestic level the ISC and its principles of safety and fairness influence UK national regulations, which emanate from the Sporting Commission of the MSA, the Motor Sports Council (MSC).
For more information, visit the FIA website at www.fia.com