Motorsport restarts in Scotland

Monday 10 August 2020

Motorsport UK has announced that the sport can begin to resume in Scotland following the publication of further guidance from the governing body.

Following a successful restart across several home nations during the past month, Motorsport UK is moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track. From today, (Monday 10 August) motorsport can begin its resumption in Scotland after positive dialogue with Sport Scotland, the Scottish Government and relevant authorities.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the ‘Getting Back on Track’ guidelines from Motorsport UK, published ahead of the 4 July restart, while respecting government guidance on masks, face coverings and social distancing.

Motorsport UK is also aware that devolved territories of the UK are moving at a different rate with regard to the easing of restrictions. Any application for an event permit will be subject to approval based on the relevant government advice. The move is also subject to government ‘opening up’ measures or any new, more localised restrictions.

Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK CEO, said“It is extremely good news that we are now able to restart motorsport in Scotland, and I would like to express our appreciation to Sport Scotland, the Scottish Government and other relevant authorities for their support in achieving this goal.

“Since 4 July we have been carefully resuming the sport in different parts of the UK, always in step with government guidelines and with Motorsport UK’s comprehensive guidance. Some 300 events have been successfully held in that time and it has been immensely satisfying to see the community beginning to come back together. We are pleased that the resumption now extends to our members in Scotland and they too can start enjoying the sport once again.”