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Latest decisions from Motor Sports Council


The latest regulation changes approved by the Motor Sports Council include a series of amendments to clarify the Code 60 procedure in circuit racing.

The changes to section (Q) of the MSA Yearbook offer further guidance on the use of Code 60, which was introduced as an optional alternative to the safety car for those clubs wishing to use it.

For rallying, there is a new definition of Section (B) of Historic Category 4b, allowing ‘Cars homologated in Groups A, N and B between 1 Jan 1986 and 31 Dec 1990 excluding any cars that were regulated out by the FIA.’

Other changes include a new regulation in Section (S) prohibiting ‘The heating of tyres, by any method, or their treatment by any substance’ in Speed events, i.e. Sprints, Hill Climbs and Drag Racing.

Meanwhile changes to Section (D) offer an ‘overarching definition of the various forms of permission that the MSA may give’ in relation to event organisation.

Other new regulations affect MSA Yearbook sections: (C) Judicial; (F) Emergency and Medical Services; (H) Competitors: Licences; (J) Competitors: Vehicles; (L) Permitted Tyres; (R) Rallying; and (W) Championships.

For all these changes and more in detail, please click here.

The MSA has issued an event organising permit to Truro and District Motor Club for a new closed-road hill climb at Watergate Bay in Cornwall, due to run on 15-16 September. Read more

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has selected Josh Rattican and William Orton to represent the UK in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, an international competition for 11- to 14-year-olds. Read more

The British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) has recently launched its new website at www.bmstt.org, featuring information about the Trust and grant aid guidance for MSA clubs and organisations. Read more

Bolton-Le-Moors Car Club has raised £1800 for the Wigan and Leigh branch of Headway, the brain injury association, through donations at club events. Read more

The MSA’s international training team has visited four countries in as many months on behalf of the governing body in its capacity as an FIA Regional Training Provider (RTP). Read more

The Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into four fatalities on two stage rallies in Scotland is nearing the end of its second week, having commenced in Edinburgh on 18 July. Read more

The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on adopting the closed-road motorsport legislation that commenced in England on 10 April. To view the consultation document, click here: http://bit.ly/2tTz8EX Read more

The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the tragic deaths of Joy Robson on the 2013 Snowman Rally and Elizabeth Allen, Iain Provan and Len Stern on the 2014 Jim Clark Rally Rally began in Edinburgh on Tuesday (18 July). Read more

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