Motorsport UK have today announced that they are suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until April 30th 202, on action to the latest advice from the UK Government. This effectively halts any motosport activity in the coming weeks in the UK.
“Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required,” explained David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK. “The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people. However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.
“The situation is very fluid and we will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and hope that we can resume the annual motorsport calendar at the opportune moment. In the immediate short term our efforts need to be focused on ensuring that the industry that backs up the sport has the financial support that it requires from the Government in order that it can be sustained beyond this extraordinary scenario.”
The HSCC have already reacted by postponing their Snetterton and Brands Hatch meetings that fall into the time covered by the suspension, and other organisations will have no choice but to follow suit.