RAC­ING IN THE STREET

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

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

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