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The UK government has launched a public consultation that will review the public motorsport law, which currently forbids organisation or participation in races on public roads, the Motor Sports Association (MSA) said.

 

The MSA has been calling to return the power to local authorities to enable them to suspend the Road Traffic Act without having to rely on an Act of Parliament.

 

The changes would allow competitive motorsport events, including sprints, hill climbs and stage rallies, to be held on closed public roads, which is something that is already legal across Europe, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

 

The British motorsport industry has been waiting for this news for quite some time and the review is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change this legislation and thus help the sport in the UK, says Rob Jones from the association. Local communities across Britain will be able to host events and take advantage of the many benefits, both for the economy and for the people, he added.

 

The MSA calls on all members of the motorsport community, including volunteers, clubs, organisers and competitors, to take part in the consultation and respond positively to the review prior to its deadline.

 

The government’s launch of the review, due to end 10 April, is the result of years of hard work, and it’s up to the motorsport community to take advantage of this opportunity and make everything possible to allow events to take place on public roads.

 

The MSA has been calling to return the power to local authorities to enable them to suspend the Road Traffic Act without having to rely on an Act of Parliament.

 

The changes would allow competitive motorsport events, including sprints, hill climbs and stage rallies, to be held on closed public roads, which is something that is already legal across Europe, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

 

The British motorsport industry has been waiting for this news for quite some time and the review is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change this legislation and thus help the sport in the UK, says Rob Jones from the association. Local communities across Britain will be able to host events and take advantage of the many benefits, both for the economy and for the people, he added.

 

The MSA calls on all members of the motorsport community, including volunteers, clubs, organisers and competitors, to take part in the consultation and respond positively to the review prior to its deadline.

 

The government’s launch of the review, due to end 10 April, is the result of years of hard work, and it’s up to the motorsport community to take advantage of this opportunity and make everything possible to allow events to take place on public roads.

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