Motorsport UK’s new measures for racing return


Motorsport UK is planning a supply of PPE to help aid national racing’s comeback

With motor racing set to return to the UK this month, Motorsport UK has lent a helping hand to organising clubs by providing £50,000 of personal protective equipment for officials.

The sport’s governing body will dish out a range of PPE equipment to all event organisers – including protective face masks, gloves and pocket hand sanitiser – to all licensed MSUK Rescue and Recovery Units, and to all registered clubs with an event set to take place between July 4 and the end of August. Protective gowns/eye protection for medical responders is also included.

With demand for such protective equipment at an all-time high thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, MSUK is working to establish a procurement contract to allow clubs easier access to PPE beyond the summer.

Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers said: “We have taken a responsible approach to the resumption of motor sport and that includes ensuring the health and safety of our officials remains a number one priority. This helps to limit the burden of additional costs on our community.”

The UK’s first race meeting to take place under the new guidance will be a MotorSport Vision Racing event due to run at Snetterton over the July 4/5 weekend. All initial events will be run behind closed doors until further government advice.