Seismic shift for UK motorsport

New laws came into force on 10 April 2017 that allow motor racing events to take place on closed public roads in England. This lays the foundations for community-run races, European rallies and a Monaco-style Grand Prix in an English city.
The Motor Sports Association and the Auto-Cycle Union, the respective governing bodies for four and two-wheel motor sport in the UK, are now authorised to issue permits for the races, with local authorities having the final say over whether a race can go ahead.
Former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell CBE, says: “I have seen first-hand the very significant impact of motor sport on the economy of the Isle of Man and Jersey, so this is a great move forward for the sport and will bring visitors and pride to parts of the country that wish to stage such events. I am delighted that this government is embracing motorsport, which will assist the UK’s world-leading position and improve the sport’s ability to help provide opportunities and focus for young people.”

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