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Motorsport is allowed to start in Scotland again


By Will Clark

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Motorsport UK has announced that the sport can begin to resume in Scotland following the publication of further guidance from the governing body.

John Morrison from Conon Bridge and Peter Carstairs from St Andrews in their Mitsubishi Evo 9 at the Snowman Rally 2020. Picture: James MacKenzie.
John Morrison from Conon Bridge and Peter Carstairs from St Andrews in their Mitsubishi Evo 9 at the Snowman Rally 2020. Picture: James MacKenzie.

Following a successful restart across several home nations during the past month, Motorsport UK is moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track. From Monday, motorsport can begin its resumption in Scotland after positive dialogue with Sport Scotland, the Scottish Government and relevant authorities.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the ‘Getting Back on Track’ guidelines from Motorsport UK, published ahead of the 4 July restart, while respecting government guidance on masks, face coverings and social distancing.

Motorsport UK chief executive officer Hugh Chambers said: “It is extremely good news that we are now able to restart motorsport in Scotland, and I would like to express our appreciation to Sport Scotland, the Scottish Government and other relevant authorities for their support in achieving this goal.

“Since 4 July we have been carefully resuming the sport in different parts of the UK, always in step with government guidelines and with Motorsport UK’s comprehensive guidance.

"Some 300 events have been successfully held in that time and it has been immensely satisfying to see the community beginning to come back together.

"We are pleased that the resumption now extends to our members in Scotland and they too can start enjoying the sport once again.”

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