The MSA was delighted to welcome more than 2,500 visitors to the inaugural Go Motorsport Live! at Silverstone, and can confirm that the event will return for a second year in 2014.
Staged at Silverstone on Sunday (7 July), Go Motorsport Live! was created to demonstrate just how easy it can be for people to get involved in motor sport.
Visitors from all over the country attended the free six-hour show featuring a wide range of over 50 displays from motor clubs, teams, championships, manufacturers and other organisations.
Most areas of the sport were represented from circuit racing and karting to drag racing, rallying, rallycross, trials, hillclimbing, cross country and more and exhibitors reported excellent interest and engagement from the attendees.
Oxford Motor Club staged an AutoSOLO to showcase this entry-level discipline’s huge appeal and more than 500 free passenger rides were provided during the day in a selection of unmodified road cars. To show the progression from AutoSOLOs, a display of Autotesting and stunt driving skills provided a dramatic, tyre squealing central arena for the event.
Marshalling clubs were busy showcasing their expertise, performing extrications from a damaged saloon car, advising newcomers how to volunteer and highlighting the MSA’s ‘Year of the Volunteer’ initiative. The British Motorsport Marshals Club described the event as "brilliant" after recruiting close to 90 new members.
Underlining the overall success of the day, Silverstone sold out its discounted track experiences and circuit tours, while 60 lucky visitors enjoyed a unique behind-the-scenes insight into the world of Formula 1 with special factory visits to the neighbouring Sahara Force India team.
Nick Bunting, MSA Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to the inaugural Go Motorsport Live! event. It was a totally new concept and those who were kind enough to provide displays all reported that the people attending all had a genuine interest in getting involved with the sport. It is vital that the governing body works to bring more people into the sport and having proved the concept, I think we can look forward to a bigger and better Go Motorsport Live! in 2014.”
8 July 2013