Racing suspended – COVID 19

To all Members of the Mini 7 Racing Club.

In my many years following and participating in the sport that we all love, namely Motorsport, I never thought that I would see the events that have taken place today. It was this afternoon that I received the following e-mail from the British Automobile Racing Club {BARC};

Dear Nick,

In line with the government’s public health advice and the direction of Motorsport UK, the British Automobile Racing Club is suspending all motor sport activity with immediate effect until the end of April 2020.

We understand that this will be a great disappointment to many people, including competitors, teams, officials, marshals, fans and our members. However, in the current climate, it is clear that this is the correct course of action.

We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks and we look forward to a resumption of activities as soon as possible, at which time we will look to reschedule the events that have been postponed.

In the meantime, we urge everyone across the wider motor sport community to follow all official guidance and do what they can to keep themselves and others safe and well.

BARC Competitions


Within half an hour of receiving the above, I received another e-mail from Motorsport UK. The contents of this e-mail are shown below:-

Dear Club Official


In line with the Motorsport UK release this morning, and Government advice, unfortunately all Organising Permits and Certificates of Exemption permits, until at least 30th April 2020, have been suspended with immediate effect.

As a consequence, our first meeting of 2020 at Silverstone, this coming weekend, will not be taking place and bearing in mind the timescale indicated in the e-mail from Motorsport UK, the first National Rounds 1 and 2 on April 25/26th at Croft will also not take place.

Owing to the seriousness of this virus, we can all understand why this action has been taken, not only to safeguard those who were going to attend, competitors and spectators, but also this action will allow the medical staff, who need to attend,  to be available for more important situations that might develop.

 The Committee will be monitoring events that take place, which at the moment is very unclear. As soon as we know more detailed information, then we will let you all know via Express News.

 Let’s hope we all get back to normal in the not too distant future.

 Take care of yourselves.

 Nick ~ Chairman of the Mini Se7en Racing Club.

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