The Motor Sports Council has approved a change of procedure regarding the publishing of proposed regulation changes for consultation.
With immediate effect, any proposed changes will be made available on the MSA website by the Specialist Committees, allowing a specified period of consultation before the final regulations (including any subsequent revisions) are tabled for final approval (ratification) by the Motor Sports Council.
MSA Chief Executive Colin Hilton said: "Previously, we have published all new regulations in Motorsports Now!, the MSA's quarterly magazine, but this created an inevitable delay between decisions and their communication. The MSA is overhauling its communications activity across the board to make it more effective and efficient, and by using our website we can now have proposed new regulations available for consultation much more quickly after the meetings are held. It gives the sport a greater opportunity to consider what is being proposed and ensures that any feedback is received in good time to be taken into account."
To view the current regulations available for consultation, please visit www.msauk.org/regulations
The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is the national governing body for four-wheel motor sport in the UK, responsible for the regulation and administration of the sport. The MSA is a member of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and holds a seat on the World Motor Sport Council. The MSA represents 33,000 licence holders, 15,000 volunteer marshals and officials, more than 750 member clubs and issues permits for 5,000 motor sport events every year.
In recent years the MSA has expanded its remit to cover the development of the sport and currently invests in excess of £1m a year in the three elements of its Whole Sport Plan. ‘Grow’ targets an increase in participation levels, ‘Sustain’ invests in the infrastructure of the sport, its clubs and its people, and ‘Excel’ focuses on training future world champions and educating their peers.
The Motor Sports Council acts in the role of a Sporting Commission, making and amending the rules governing motor sport in Britain. The 24-member Council sits four times a year and has overall responsibility for rule-making and judicial matters. It is supported by eight specialist motor sport committees, five specialist motor sport sub-committees and five advisory panels.
Release MSA10-034: 14 May 2010
For media information only. No regulatory value.