RoadCar has been launched to deliver new individuals into grassroots motorsport, with a wide range of low-cost choices for house owners of on a regular basis unmodified vehicles
Tasked with bringing extra fanatics into grassroots motor sport, an accessible new initiative has been launched by the governing physique, Motorsport UK. The concept behind the RoadCar project is to overturn the long-held notion that motorsport is out of attain for most individuals, demonstrating that it’s reasonably priced to only about any automotive proprietor – as nicely as being nice enjoyable.
A variety of low-cost choices is accessible by way of RoadCar, break up into Autotest, Trials & Cross Country, and Rally sections. All 12 disciplines inside these sections will be participated in with an ordinary unmodified highway automotive with out particular security package. And to participate, solely a free Motorsport UK RS Clubman licence is required.
Motorsport UK will work with its Regional Associations and motor sport golf equipment to advertise clear entry into the disciplines, demonstrating what it calls “the convenience by which newcomers to motor sport can get entangled and the way present group members can strive one thing new for the primary time”.
Hugh Chambers, CEO at Motorsport UK, commented: “RoadCar is motor sport’s finest saved secret. The 12 disciplines are reasonably priced, will be loved in any authorized road-going automotive, and there are occasions held throughout the UK all year long. Our RoadCar marketing campaign will assist deliver these occasions and our group to life… offering a framework for our golf equipment to draw new audiences, enhance participation and ship new membership members.”
To assist the expansion of RoadCar, Motorsport UK will present golf equipment with a framework enabling new and present members to participate. Eight Motorsport UK golf equipment have already obtained RoadCar standing, a listing that contains Anglia Motor Sport Club, Basingstoke Motor Club, Devizes & District Motor Club, Farnborough Motor Club, Isle of Wight Car Club, Loughborough Car Club, Middlesex County Automobile Club, and The Sporting Car Club of Norfolk.
The launch golf equipment have all signed as much as the RoadCar Charter, pledging to deliver new individuals into the game and to assist and information them at occasions. Motorsport UK expects to have as much as 50 golf equipment lively in RoadCar throughout the UK by the top of 2022.
Meanwhile, Motorsport UK’s Bicester headquarters lately hosted the official launch of RoadCar, with its first occasion – an AutoSOLO – being held on the Bicester Heritage paddock. Motorsport UK’s RoadCar MINI was utilized by the individuals, with seven-times British Autotest Champion, Alastair Moffatt, displaying the way it’s achieved on the high of the game.
A dedicated StreetCar website and Facebook group (search ‘RoadCar’) have been established and can act as the primary contact for anybody desirous to get entangled. Those already curious about signing up and participating personal a variety of basic and retro equipment, with many who’re curious about Autotest and AutoSOLO occasions having all the things from MGFs and Mazda MX-5s by way of to superminis and small hatches from the Nineteen Nineties and noughties – completely becoming RoadCar’s deal with low-cost grassroots motorsport.
Participants are inspired to enroll and description the disciplines they’re most curious about. Motorsport UK will then present tailor-made assist on easy methods to take part and the place to seek out essentially the most related RoadCar membership and occasion. Once they’re prepared to participate, they’ll be greeted at their first occasion by one in all RoadCar’s officers, who will probably be liable for participating with each newcomer as they start their motorsport journey.