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The MSA is now Motorsport UK

November 13th, 2018 • By: Chairman Aintree, Barbon, Bulletins, News

Message from the CEO of Motorsport UK

Dear Colleague,

You will have seen that the governing body of motorsport in the UK has changed its name and identity. We are now Motorsport UK.

While the name ‘MSA’ is well understood within our own community, we are aware that beyond the sport, it is less well known. Through 2018, we have spent a good deal of time and research understanding what we, as the sport’s custodian and administrator, stand for in the UK.

Given the wider popularity of motorsport beyond our direct competitors, volunteers and stakeholders, it is evident that we need to strike a chord with broader audiences. Hence the move to a simple expression of who we are and what we do.

But our rebranding is about so much more than a new name and logo. It marks the start of an ambitious new phase for motorsport in this country.  Please click here for a copy of our new Motorsport UK strategy, a living-breathing document that we intend to be at the core of our focus and efforts going forward. And one that will evolve over the coming months; with planned dialogue between all of our stakeholders.

It represents a fundamental repurposing of the organisation, from one focused purely on the governance and legislation of motorsport, to one that places the promotion of the sport and customer service to our members at the front and centre of everything we do

In summary, we will continue to:

  • Represent the sport’s interests to Government
  • Regulate and protect the integrity of motorsport in the UK
  • Be committed to providing a safe environment in which to enjoy motorsport
  • Deliver our responsibility to safeguard the sport
  • Provide a framework to nurture the performance elite programme.

Beyond this, we will increase our energy and focus on promoting the sport to new audiences, and delivering greater value to our members via;

  • Promoting grass roots motorsport as affordable entry points
  • Using technology and legislation to reduce the cost of motorsport
  • Removing the layers of unnecessary bureaucracy; making governance and regulations simpler and clearer
  • Developing and deploying the highest standards of education and training
  • Making it easier for under represented groups to enjoy motorsport
  • Ensuring that there is a clear sustainable future for the sport.

It is evident there is no quick fix to many of these challenges, however, we have renewed energy and purpose to effect positive change for good and provide greater relevance to a wider community.

I very much hope that you too will play your part in joining and supporting us on our journey as Motorsport UK.

Yours,

Hugh Chambers
CEO

A short film has been produced to tell you more about the organisation and why the change is being made.

You can see the film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=elCYxO77I-o (opens in a new tab)

 

issued 25/11/18

Results and Report for the September 2018 Aintree Sprint

September 3rd, 2018 • By: Chairman Aintree, Events, News, Results & Reports, sprint

The results and event report for the Aintree Sprint held on 1st September 2018 are available to view, print or download by clicking on the relevant links below:

Results, Aintree 1st September 2018
Practice times, Aintree 1st September 2018
Full times including 64ft and split times at Bechers Bend
Report, Aintree 1st September 2018

A fully customisable version of the full times are also available at Resultsman.co.uk – Live Timing where you can select the times for just one car or a group of cars. We include a time for the first 64ft off the line as a time of 2 secs to the 64 feet mark equates to an acceleration of 1G.

100’s of photos of the event will be on-line shortly after each event at
www.whitedogphotography.co.uk

Results and Event Report for the July 2018 Barbon Hillclimb

July 8th, 2018 • By: Chairman Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News, Results & Reports

The results and event report for the Barbon Hillclimb on 7th July 2018 are now available to view, print or download by clicking on the relevant links below:

Results, Barbon 7th July 2018
Top 12 Run -Off times
Event report, Barbon 9th June

Brian Taylor has placed 100’s of photos of the event on-line in support of Cancer Research at www.whitedogphotography.co.uk

And of course, there are lots more photos and comments from individual contributors on our Facebook Pages:
Barbon Hillclimb
Friends of Barbon Hillclimb

Results and Report for the June 2018 Aintree Sprint

July 3rd, 2018 • By: Chairman Aintree, Events, News, Results & Reports, sprint

The results and event report for the Aintree Sprint held on 30th June 2018 are available to view, print or download by clicking on the relevant links below:

Results, Aintree 30th June 2018
Practice times, Aintree 30th June 2018
Report, Aintree 30th June 2018

Full times including 64ft and split times at Bechers Bend are also available at Resultsman.co.uk – Live Timing

100’s of photos of the event now on-line at
www.whitedogphotography.co.uk

Results and Report for the June 2018 Barbon Hillclimb

June 12th, 2018 • By: Chairman Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News, Results & Reports

The results for the Barbon Hillclimb on 9th June 2018 are now available to view, print or download by clicking on the relevant links below:

Results, Barbon 9th June 2018
Practice times, Barbon 9th June
Event report, Barbon 9th June

Brian Taylor has placed 100’s of photos of the event on-line in support of Cancer Research at www.whitedogphotography.co.uk and Tim Blacker has also posted several of his atmospheric photos here

You can also see HERE Russell Thorp’s excellent Youtube video that starts with a brief look around the paddock, a brief walk up the course, and features footage of all 5 of his runs up the hill (opens in a new page).

And of course, there are several more photos and comments from individual contributors on our Facebook Pages:
Barbon Hillclimb
Friends of Barbon Hillclimb