Motorsport UK confirms motorsport will restart in England from 29 March

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce that organised Permitted motorsport can resume in England with effect from 29 March, subject to local restrictions and in accordance with its own Restart Guidance.

This confirmation follows the announcement on 22 February by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the third lockdown imposed on 4 January will be lifted, and formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies.

As the applicable governing body for the sport, Motorsport UK 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. Updated guidance relevant to the latest restart will be available on MotorsportUK.org in due course.

Motorsport UK guidance in relation to Exemptions and Elite Sport still applies.

The governing body acknowledges the target of late spring for allowing spectators on a limited basis and will follow those developments in order to keep its stakeholders informed.

Motorsport activities in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Channel Islands are subject to prevailing government guidance in those devolved territories and we look forward to announcing updates relevant to those nations in due course. The Isle of Man is not subject to a lockdown at this time.

Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, commented: “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.

“Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can announce similarly positive news from the other home nations. 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. I would like to thank the Motorsport UK community for their support during lockdown, and for their spirit and fortitude in keeping the sport together for when this announcement came. We now look forward to getting motorsport up and running at the end of March.”

Lets Go Karting On Hold

Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic which we find ourselves in we are not able to operate, our Lets Go Karting Kid Taster Sessions. We’ll ensure to get updates out on all platforms when we can proceed in a safe working manner.

Congratulations To The Shenington Kart Racing Club 2020 Champions!

On behalf of everyone on the Shenington Committee, we would like to wish everyone a Congratulations in their fight for the 2020 Champion. The year has seen amazing racing throughout in the difficult times we found ourselves under. We would also like to take this time to thank everyone for their efforts in supporting the club with the new restrictions that been put into place.

We will see you all in December for our test days on: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Tuesday 29th. An update will be issued when the entries open for these practice days.

No Spectators Permitted Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

We are sorry to announce that we will not be allowing spectators to attend the circuit, whilst COVID-19 continues to pose a threat. We are actively working to provide a safe environment for everyone in attendance and for this to be possible we do have to reduce attending numbers.