MORE COMMON SENSE FROM MOTORSPORT UK
Last year was a great start for the new regime at Motorsport UK led by David Richards and latterly joined by Hugh Chambers. The body became much more fleet-of-foot, able to make quick decisions based on common sense, something which hasn’t always been the case with the organisation.
A rebrand – changing the name and logo– may have been costly, but what it stands for is an organisation which wants to stimulate grassroots participation and become more customer-focused. We’ve already seen examples of the removal of burdening regulations, and the introduction of a discount scheme for many retailers as part of signing up for a Motorsport UK licence. An ongoing review into safety and a look at bustling rally and racing calendars which are spreading entries too thin are among points on the 2019 agenda. Now Richards ( left) has his feet under the table, 2019 could be a great year for UK grassroots motorsport.