Motorsport UK Statement on Testing

Wednesday 03 February 2021

It has been brought to the attention of Motorsport UK that holders of competition Licences (entrants and drivers) are participating in testing at a variety of UK venues and that in some instances there may be a reliance on the holding of a current Motorsport UK Licence in order to claim Elite status.

Subsequent to the above Motorsport UK reminds Licence Holders of the following:

  • The UK is essentially in national lockdown and national restrictions, regulations and guidance apply including that of the devolved nations
  • Restrictions are in force throughout the UK and stipulate that travel outside your local area is not permitted except for an exempt purpose
  • Your Motorsport UK Licence is not proof or evidence of elite status for the purpose of an exemption
  • It is the Licence Holder’s own obligation to be aware of and respect the applicable restrictions and central and local government guidance, regulations and law in force.

In addition, our guidance on international elite travel exemptions can be found at the following link:

Motorsport and my area

Due to the different and evolving restrictions across all devolved nations, please refer to the prevailing government guidelines in each country for guidance.

The following links may be helpful, as they provide the most up-to-date information: