MOTORSPORT UK has consulted on the implications for motorsport in England with the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the plan to enter a four-week national lockdown on Thursday.
The governing body confirms that, following DCMS guidance, it must suspend all non-elite motorsport until December 2.
Selected elite events officially recognised by the DCMS, which include the British Touring Car Championship, will be permitted to continue.
Motorsport activities in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands are subject to prevailing government guidance in those devolved territories.
At this time, motorsport as organised sport continues in Scotland, in accordance with Motorsport UK’s comprehensive restart guidance introduced on July 4.
Motorsport is currently suspended in Northern Ireland and Wales, as mandated by the respective devolved governments.
In respect of permits issued for non-elite events in England between November 5 and December 2, Motorsport UK confirms those permits are now withdrawn. Organisers will need to reapply if they plan to hold the event at a later date.
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government and that of the devolved nations and ensure the motorsport community is updated.
A Motorsport UK spokesman said: “We would like to thank the entire motorsport community for their resilience and hard work throughout the summer months to keep motorsport running and operating safely.
“During the coming weeks we will be working hard to ensure that, as soon as government guidance allows, motorsport can safely resume once again.”
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