The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on adopting the closed-road motorsport legislation that commenced in England on 10 April. To view the consultation document, click here.
The Motor Racing Regulations consultation document states: ‘This consultation is about proposals to bring into force Regulations that would specify those motor sport governing bodies which are authorised to issue permits under section 12B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (“the RTA”) for the purpose of motor racing on public highways in Wales. Section 12B(6) of the RTA requires the Welsh Ministers to list the motor sports governing bodies authorised to issue permits for the purposes of section 12B.’
The document asks five questions and has a closing date of 29 August 2017.
Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “As the governing body we urge Wales to adopt the closed-roads legislation already introduced in England. This would further enhance the country’s reputation as a world-leading motorsport venue, known in particular for hosting the types of events that would benefit most from this new development.
“We strongly encourage all those in the Welsh motorsport community to respond to this consultation and to share it far and wide to maximise the response. Strong and positive feedback will deliver a clear message to the Welsh Government that this is a great opportunity to boost a proud part of the country’s sporting heritage.”
A view from the outside in, looking at Motorsport UK's various roles as a governing body. Motorsport UK has worked in the background as a governing body for over 100 years, but is undergoing a change of culture and mission. Since the arrival of Chai... Read more
We are aware that a number of our licence holders will be attending events which take place over the weekend following the Brexit deadline and that whilst you may be able to exit the UK without issue, it is possible that if a deal with the EU is not ... Read more
As Ott Tanak and Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC celebrate their first British win, one of my main reflections is how the 2000 marshals, motor clubs and volunteers have once again helped deliver an amazing Wales Rally GB 2019. You make such an extraordinary ... Read more
Motorsport UK is pleased to offer members an exclusive discount on tickets to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. Read more
The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the tragic deaths of Joy Robson on the 2013 Snowman Rally and Elizabeth Allen, Iain Provan and Len Stern on the 2014 Jim Clark Rally Rally began in Edinburgh on Tuesday (18 July). Read more
Lewis Hamilton received the prestigious Hawthorn Memorial Trophy from MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones at Silverstone today (Saturday 15 July) ahead of tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. Read more
Almost 1000 volunteers will help to ensure the safe and successful running of the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend (14-16 July). Read more
The MSA has launched a tender process for the organisation and promotion of the MSA British Superkart Championship from 2018. Read more