RACING IN THE STREET
New rules have come into force that allow racing to return to closed public roads. Road racing has always been very difficult to stage in England, requiring a special act of parliament to allow it, but the Department for Transport has cleared the way for racing to return.
The ACU now has the authority to issue race permits, once they are satisfied an event can be run safely. The DFT said the new rules could lead to “small races hosted by local communities, bigger European rallies or even a future grand prix in an English city”.
New law could see sprints and major races take place on public roads