Knee-jerk re­ac­tion won’t help

As Bri­tain pre­pares to leave the EU, how will the sport fare?

Motor Sport News - - have Your Say - Matt James, Ed­i­tor (Twit­ter: @Mat­tjm­news)

The main feel­ing that per­vaded Bri­tain last week was one of un­cer­tainty af­ter the Euro­pean vote – and there is even un­cer­tainty on just how long that feel­ing is go­ing to last...

It is ironic re­ally that for a sport that is con­stantly push­ing the bound­aries in terms of tech­nolo­gies and tenths of a sec­ond, but mo­tor­sport has al­ways had quite a prag­matic ap­proach to chang­ing its out­look on a wider scale. And it is that con­sid­ered way for­ward that will prob­a­bly do the sport a lot of favours as Bri­tain (and the rest of the Euro­pean coun­tries) try to steer through these choppy wa­ters.

As Mal­colm Wil­son has pointed out in Mo­tor­sport News this week, there are still so many unan­swered ques­tions. Com­pa­nies pro­vid­ing ser­vices and mo­tor­sport prod­ucts are widely re­garded as the best in the world, and jus­ti­fi­ably so. That is not go­ing to change, but get­ting parts and ser­vices from Europe could be the stum­bling block.

Mo­tor­sport is a uni­ver­sal lan­guage – it is more than a busi­ness, it is a shared pas­sion across the globe. And that is one fact that helps me to be­lieve that the in­dus­try will re­main as strong as it can be in Bri­tain.

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