I really do hope that Sir Greg Knight can bend transport ministers’ ears about what’s needed to get this situation righted. The issue of closed road competition was, to all intents and purposes, sorted – but thanks to bureacratic inertia, we’re looking at a half-baked compromise, with the silly situation of cars trundling along at pedestrian speeds, when people want to see them moving along at full chat.
I understand that getting legislation in place can be a lengthy process, especially when punctuated – as this was – by the General Election.
We are in a great position as fans of a sport that’s so popular right now – people love classic racers, and want to see them at every opportunity. But what we don’t want are crowds being disappointed and blaming Health & Safety or the EU or some such for what is clearly a failure of prodedure.
So, let’s get this closed road situation sorted, ASAP, and let’s see our cars running at proper competitive speeds. I mean, we wouldn’t go to watch a prize boxing match where the fighters have their hands tied behind their backs. It’s embarrassing.