Motorsport UK confirm sport will resume next month as planning begins to get races up and running

Motorsport UK bosses have confirmed that organised permitted motorsport will be able to resume from March 29.

Motorsport UK are now planning for racing,
Motorsport UK are now planning for racing,

The governing body will now begin granting permits for all disciplines, and applications are invited in the usual way.

Motorsport UK will resume the sport in accordance with its restart protocols, which have guided the safe resumption of motorsport through the lifting of the two previous lockdowns.It is hoped fans will be allowed into events on a limited basis from late spring.

Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, said: “We are extremely grateful to government for providing the opportunity for motorsport to resume in England from 29 March.

"This will be very welcome news for our community, which extends from professional drivers and teams, through to the grass roots of the sport with tens of thousands of enthusiasts.

"Collectively they fuel an industry employing 41,000 people and generating over £10 billion for the economy, so this is a vital step in securing the UK's future as leaders in motorsport around the world.

“Clearly strict protocols still apply, as our sport needs to play its part in supporting the NHS and wider frontline community in keeping infection rates under control, and our restart guidance has enabled us to accomplish that objective on two previous occasions.”

Updated restart guidance will be available on MotorsportUK.org in due course. Motorsport UK guidance in relation to Exemptions and Elite Sport still applies.