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The Motor Sports Council

The Council is custodian of the sporting power for the United Kingdom and the “Sporting Commission” under the FIA statutes. The Council’s responsibilities include the governance of UK motor sport, the improvement of safety, the regulation of motor sport by enforcing FIA regulations and drawing up National Rules of Competition, judicial matters and dispute resolution, and the development of motor sport together with the approval of British Championships.

How to raise issues with the Council

The Council welcomes contributions to its work. Issues should be raised with member clubs, who can pass ideas to the Regional Associations for consideration at Regional Committee and then to Council. Alternatively, the MSA can be contacted directly.

The Prince Michael Award of Merit

The Council is responsible for bestowing this prestigious personal award made in recognition of outstanding meritorious service to British Motor Sport.

President of the MSA Council: HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO.

Honorary Vice Presidents: Michael SouthcombeRonnie Trouton MBE.

Honorary Member: Graham Stoker.

The Members for 2017 are:

Tony Scott Andrews (Council Chairman) – Chairman of the MSA National Court of Appeal, MSA Steward, FIA Steward, Member of FIA International Court of Appeal, Chairman of BTCC Stewards, Chairman of BARC, BMSTT Trustee.

Jon Binns (Appointed Council Member) – Marshals Representative. Chairman of Buccaneer Motor Sports Club. Competitor, official and marshal on road and stage rallies for over 25 years. 1994 ANCC Northern Stage Rally Champion Co-driver. Stage Commander on Wales Rally GB. Member of the National and International Training Teams and also member of the Training Working Group.

Mike Broad (Appointed Council Member) – Member of FIA Rally Commission, Chairman of the MSA Rally Championship Steering Group, Chairman of MSA Stage Rally Tyre Working Group, President of BTRDA, President of Quinton Motor Club, former World Rally Co-driver and team manager, 1985 BRC Champion Co-driver.

Henry Campbell (Appointed Council Member) – Chairman of ANICC, Vice Chairman 2&4 Motorsport Steering Group, President Mid Antrim Motor Club, National ‘B’ Rally and Speed Clerk of Course and Competition Licence holder.

Dennis Carter (Appointed Council Member) – MSA Director, Former Chief Executive of BARC and Director of BMP Ltd.

Bernard Cottrell (Chairman of Volunteer Officials Advisory Panel) - Chairman of BRSCC, International Clerk of the Course, Member of Clerks & Stewards Working Group, Member of Race Committee.

Simon Durling (Chairman of Speed Events Committee) – After beginning in Trialling converted to Hill Climbing, initially in unlimited Pilbeams and Goulds. Now competing in an historic Brabham. Regular top ten competitor in MSA Hill Climb Championship during the 00s. AHHS instructor and past chairman of the Hill Climb & Sprint Sub Committee.

Nigel Edwards (Chairman of the Kart Committee) - Director and Chairman Trent Valley Kart Club, International Clerk of the Course, National A Race Clerk of the Course.

Alan Gow – Chairman of the MSA, Chairman of IMS Ltd, President of the FIA Touring Car Commission, Director of the FIA Foundation, Director of FIA Institute, Series Director of the BTCC, Director of The Royal Automobile Club, BMSTT Trustee, MIA Committee Member.

Roger Hill (Chairman of Safety Advisory Panel) – Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Associate and former Managing Director of Arthur D Little Ltd, International Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

Rob Jones – Chief Executive, Solicitor, Stage Rally and Race licence holder.

Andrew Kellitt (Chairman of Rallies Committee) – Event Co-ordinator and Deputy Clerk of the Course of Wales Rally GB since 1989, former BTRDA Gold Star® Rally Championship Co-ordinator and Clerk of the Course on the Pirelli International Rally, Co-driver and navigator to many driver on Stage Rallies and Road Rallies.

David Lapworth (Chairman of Technical Advisory Panel)

Paul Loveridge (Appointed Council Member) – Chairman of WAMC, MSA Environmental, Car National ‘A’ and Eligibility Scrutineer.

Bruce Lyle (Appointed Council Member) – President of Scottish Sporting Car Club, former Scottish Sprint Champion and West of Scotland Stage Rally Champion.

Nicky Moffitt (Chairman of Regional Committee) – Vice-Chairman of MSA Council, MSA Director, Trustee of BMSTT, Secretary of ANICC, Director of 2&4 Wheel Motorsport Steering Group, MSA and FIA Steward.

Richard Norbury (Chairman of the Judical Advisory Panel) - MSA Steward, International Steward, Speed Clerk of the Course, Former rally navigator and organiser, multiple event winner and past ANCC Road Rally Champion.  Retired senior Civil Servant.

Rod Parkin (Chairman of Historic Committee) – Clerk of Course Rally Yorkshire, MSA Director MSA Forestry Liaison Officer for North York Moors, FIA Steward, MSA Steward, President of FIA Historic Rally Sub Commission.

Nick Pollitt (Chairman of Trials Committee) – Competes in Car Trials, Autotest and Stage Rallies, also a BARS Instructor, former winner of the BTRDA Trials Championship, BTRDA Allrounders and championship class win the BTRDA Gold Star®.

Gethin Rees (Chairman of the Timekeeping Advisory Panel)

Dr Ian Roberts (Chairman of the Medical Advisory Panel)

Mike Sones (Chairman of Autotest Committee) – Twice former British Autotest Champion, former member of Regional Committee and Rallies Committee, MSA Director, MSA Steward, Chairman of BTRDA.

Steve Stringwell (appointed Council member) - Permanent Chairman of the Stewards for: Porsche Supercup, World Series by Renault 3.5, British Touring Cars, A1 Grand Prix.  National Court Chairman, MSA Steward, FIA Formula One permanent Steward (support races). 

Chris Tomley (Chairman of Cross Country Committee) – Solicitor, holds Clerk of the Course Licence for International Cross Country and Rally National A, Baja GB organiser in 2006 & 2007, former Clerk of the Course of the Hill Rally, Rali Bryn Cymru and Marches Hill Rally, former Deputy Clerk of the Course and Secretary of the Meeting of the MSA British Off Road Championship from 2000 to 2008 (now known as the British Cross Country Championship), currently Clerk of the Course of the Mid-Wales Stages, MSA Licensed Rally Recovery Unit Operator, Trainer and Assessor.

Ian Watson (Chairman of Race Committee) – MSA International Clerk of the Course (Race and Kart), member of MSA Volunteer Officials Advisory Panel and MSA Clerks & Stewards Working Group, MSa Steward, MSA Lead Trainer and General Manager at B.A.R.C.

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