Motorsport UK has announced plans for when motorsport events in the country can resume.
The UK has been in lockdown since the 23rd March, effectively banning all sporting activity, including motorsport, from taking place.
But the UK government has begun to ease the lockdown and signalled that sporting events can resume from June 30th.
Stakeholders from across motorsport and Motorsport UK’s specialist committees have been consulting over how it can resume, providing it can restart at an appropriate time and adhere to the government’s guidelines on social distancing and safety.
Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers shared his statement on the current situation.
“This project has involved a wide representation of the motorsport community coming together and examining how each aspect of every discipline can be adapted to respect government advice on social distancing, and the broader needs of the community,” Chambers said.
“As ever with Motorsport, our responsibility is to the safety of both our community and the wider public. It is important that when we do restart motorsport that we do so in a safe and responsible fashion that respects the broader public health agenda and mood of the nation.
“We will all need to modify the way we have worked in the past and accept these changes in a collaborative and constructive way. Motorsport has always thrived on innovation and adaptability to overcome problems, and it has been enormously encouraging to see the community come together and freely contributing to re-imagine every part of our sport, and the practicalities of each event.”